The Lone Bellow's second album, Then Came The Morning, was released in January, yet its soulful, bluesy gospel vibes held up throughout the year. With the help of producer Aaron Dessner (The National), songs like "Take My Love," "Cold As It Is" and "Then Came The Morning" are packed with emotion.
The Brooklyn-based roots-rock trio of Zach Williams, Kanene Donehy Pipkin and Brian Elmquist was nominated for Americana Duo/Group Of The Year at the 2015 Americana Music Honors & Awards in September. (The band gave an in-studio performance and interview on World Cafe in February.)
As part of the ceremony, backed by a string section and four vocalists, the band performed a powerhouse, emotional version of "Then Came The Morning."