After honing its Country/Roots/Americana skills as Zach Williams and the Bellow, the band (with Williams on guitar and vocals, Kanene Pipkin on mandolin, bass and vocals and Brian Elmquist, also on guitar and vocals) rechristened itself The Lone Bellow. The group added a full complement of backing players and notched a number of impressive opening gigs, including shows with The Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars and Dwight Yoakam. The band’s association with The Civil Wars afforded the members the opportunity to meet producer Charlie Peacock, who ultimately produced their wildly successful and expansively transcendent 2013 self-titled debut, which cracked the top third of Billboard’s Top 200 chart and wound up on a significant number of annual best-of lists, joining the likes of The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons. Read more about the band in this week's Sound Advice.
See The Lone Bellow with Anderson East and Hugh Masterson Wednesday at 20th Century Theater. More info/tickets: the20thcenturytheatre.com .