Live Review: The Lone Bellow at Stagecoach 2013
The setting: The desert sky is inching toward sunset, and the three-part harmonies wafting from the Palomino stage draw a pretty solid crowd.
The takeaway: At this year's SXSW music festival, one of the buzz bands in certain circles was the unlikely manifestation of a spunky, countrified quintet out of Brooklyn.
The Lone Bellow howled out of the gate at the Palomino stage on Saturday, barreling through their radio hit "Green eyes and a heart of gold."
Their sound is an acoustic-electric folk-country hybrid with bluesy sprinkles amid their rich, three-part harmonies. Primary vocalists xxx and xxx imbue their tunes with a winning suppleness and urgency.
Highlights included their own "Green Eyes," "You don't love me like you used to," and an exquisite cover of John Prine's "Angel From Montgomery," played out like the duet that Bonnie Raitt recorded with Prine.
Definitely a band to watch.
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