Favorite Sessions

The Lone Bellow: A Perfect Song For Singing AlongWFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

A lot is about to change for The Lone Bellow, a trio of Southerners who now call Brooklyn home: The band has yet to perform outside of New York, but its self-titled debut album is already charting on iTunes. Its members just quit their day jobs this month so they can go on tour.

You'll see in this performance why they're bound to connect with new fans on the road. Zach Williams, Kanene Pipkin and Brian Elmquist are natural, passionate live performers who play and sing infectious folk-rock in close harmony with startling confidence.

The band's debut was recorded at a New York City club, Rockwood Music Hall, which closed its doors for three days and nights so The Lone Bellow could record. WFUV captured this performance of "The One You Should've Let Go" on the exact same stage, which might explain just a little of the magic here. Given the anthemic appeal of Williams' songwriting, it's no surprise that it inspires a spontaneous audience sing-along.

Watch more excerpts and listen to the entire concert at WFUV.org.

Credits
  • Audio: Hear No Evil and Jim O'Hara
  • Cameras: Joe Grimaldi and Jim O'Hara
  • Editor: Jim O'Hara
[+] read more[-] less

More From Folk

We Banjo 3 performs live for Mountain Stage in Charleston, W.Va. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

We Banjo 3 On Mountain Stage

Hear the Irish band play its mix of swing, soul and banjo live onstage in West Virginia.

We Banjo 3 On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/503977533/503977663" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Shovels & Rope performs live for Mountain Stage in Charleston, W.Va. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Shovels & Rope On Mountain Stage

Hear the husband-and-wife roots duo perform new songs from Little Seeds onstage in West Virginia.

Shovels & Rope On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/503049532/503051029" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Foy Vance performs live for Mountain Stage in Charleston, W.Va.'s Clay Center. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Foy Vance On Mountain Stage

The Northern Irish singer-songwriter plays new songs from The Wild Swan live in West Virginia.

Foy Vance On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/502311966/502319388" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Dan Tyminski and Ronnie Bowman performing live for Mountain Stage in Elkins, W.Va. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Dan Tyminski And Ronnie Bowman On Mountain Stage

The two beloved bluegrass vocalists come together for a live performance in Elkins, W.Va.

Dan Tyminski And Ronnie Bowman On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/501614649/501629008" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Steel Wheels, performing in their hometown of Harrisonburg, Va. for Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage

Hear a live set recorded in the Americana band's hometown of Harrisonburg, Va.

The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/498577615/498590282" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Rhiannon Giddens performs live at the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, W.Va. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Rhiannon Giddens On Mountain Stage

The singer and banjo player performs live at the Augusta Heritage Festival in West Virginia.

Rhiannon Giddens On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/497716213/497837396" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Leftover Salmon performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Leftover Salmon On Mountain Stage

The veteran band plays its unique blend of country, bluegrass and Cajun music live in West Virginia.

Leftover Salmon On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/496692193/496694872" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Rachael Yamagata performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Rachael Yamagata On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter plays new songs from Tightrope Walker onstage in West Virginia.

Rachael Yamagata On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/495069524/495080069" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top