After his wife suffered from temporary paralysis caused by a horseback riding incident, Zach Williams turned to his journal as a form of release during her recovery. With the help of his friends he decided to learn how to play guitar and turn the words from his journal into songs. After pursuing a solo career around New York, Williams reached out to Brian Elmquist, an old friend, as well as fellow singer Kanene Pipkin. The two joined Williams to conceive what was formerly called Zach Williams and the Bellow, now simply The Lone Bellow.
On their sophomore album, Then Came the Morning, the trio exhibits many sounds of the popular and rising Alt-Americana genre. Each track emulates a sense of euphoria, with heart wrenching lyrics and crescendos that always hit close to home. Their harmonies can be heard in perfect unison, especially on “Watch Over Us,” a song about finding strength in the people who surround us; dead and alive. If you like Dawes, The Milk Carton Kids, or Lord Huron, these guys will definitely soothe your musical soul. WXPN welcomes them to WCL at The Queen on March 2nd.