Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow kicked off their 2015 tour right here in Boston on Thursday, February 12th at the Paradise Rock Club. The sold-out crowd was rewarded for finding a way to the venue through the arctic tundra with a barnburner of a show that melted the hearts and minds of even the most frozen of souls. The trio recently released their fantastic sophomore LP, Then Came The Morning, and it has taken the Americana music world by storm.
One thing you can expect from a Lone Bellow show is that the audience will already know all the words to the new material despite having only been released for a few weeks. Another thing you can expect is a rowdy, rambunctious, ridiculously good time. Zach Williams, Kanene Pipkin, and Brian Elmquist are true performers in every sense of the word. Their rapport with the audience is astounding and their ability to transform every song into an event makes them one of the best live acts around.
Boston’s very own Will Dailey got the rock n’ roll fires burning early as he took to the stage promising to heat things up enough to melt the snow and bring on spring. Dailey’s latest album, National Throat, was released in August 2014, earning him Album of the Year and Artist of the Year wins from the Boston Music Awards. The singer-songwriter got the Paradise moving with songs spanning his nearly 10+ years on the local music scene. If you aren’t familiar with his work do yourself a huge favor and check him out.