After a stunning set in Islington a couple of years this was a must see when the tour was announced and yet again they didn’t disappoint. The three part harmonies from lead singer Zach Williams, guitarist Brian Elmquist and multi-instrumentalist Kanene Pipkin perfectly complement each other and all take their turn on lead vocals. The three come together in one unified voice that’s fills the whole room.
Lead singer Zach Williams, looking like a manic Eli Roth is on it straight from the first note of ‘May you well be’ taken from the new album. He has such a powerful unique voice that’s frightening. It’s a breathless opening few songs and then the tone is taken down a notch when the three leads take to the floor around a single microphone and perform arguably their three finest songs Bluegrass style. The next ten minutes are spine tingling good as they guide us through ‘Call to arms’, ‘Marietta’ and ‘come break my heart again’.
The evening flies by and its soon time to say goodbye with two more tracks from their finest album to date, title track ‘Then Came the Morning’ and ‘Watch over us’.
Why this band aren’t bigger is a musical crime but the plus side for us we still get to see them in small to mid-sized venues. My views on the venue have not changed but The Lone Bellow made me forget those qualms at least for ninety minutes last night.
Keep on rockin’ y’all