The Lone Bellow Debut Album

I have been following a musician named Zach Williams almost as long as I’ve been writing this blog.  I first stumbled upon his music when his moniker was Zach Williams and The Ramparts.  Those were the heady days of Myspace and random music links that led you farther and farther down the rabbit hole.  I followed his career as he made the move to NYC and at one point we started to email back and forth occasionally.  I recall vividly a time when he was playing a lot of local shows in the New York area and I convinced an old high school chum to go and see a show.  He ended up staying after the concert and meeting Zach in person; he described Zach as personable, friendly, and a very emotional performer.

After awhile my correspondence fell off and there were rumours that Zach was done with his pursuit of music.  And then the latest chapter in his career started with The Lone Bellow.  Originally running as another “Zach Williams and the” effort they eventually settled on the simpler moniker of The Lone Bellow.  Eventually they decided a full length album was worth a try and they raised funding on kickstarter to get it made.  Those of us fortunate enough to support the album were treated with digital and physical media alongside some magnificent live recording sessions that really captured everything I’ve always been told about their live sets.

mp3 : The Lone Bellow – Tree To Grow

If you haven’t heard of this band yet rest assured that they will be growing in popularity in the months and years to come.  They’re at their best when Zach is emotionally filling out a lyrical melody and the music swells to meet his voice.  Go buy their album from Amazon or iTunes today and keep supporting great music.  (And Zach – you need to play a show in Indianapolis)

+ more The Lone Bellow @ twf hype elbows site amazonmp3 itunes

6 Responses to “The Lone Bellow Debut Album”


  1. 1 olly

    Great tip… thank you, so much Billy !

  2. 2 Matt

    Downloaded it yesterday. Fairly good stuff through out the entire album, though I found it had the “Babel” curse of a few tracks sounding borderline redundant. Nonetheless, a good listen.

  3. 3 devon314

    4/26 @ radio radio http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/eventV2/207087 have fun!!!

  4. 4 Nick Cooke

    Really enjoyed this. Thanks!

  5. 5 billy

    @devon314 – they unfortunately had to back out of their tour that would have put them in Indy at Radio Radio. Hopefully they swing through at some point.

  6. 6 Lizzy

    They are definitely getting a good following on YouTube though I feel that the sample here sounds much better.

    The words are quite beautiful.

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