Show #101: The Lone Bellow’s Then Came The Morning

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Released just this January, The Lone Bellow’s Then Came The Morning is a rich tapestry of 13 songs that blend the influences of roots music, gospel and blues into a great work of modern indie-Americana.

Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album)

“The ’59 Sound (Acoustic)” – The Gaslight Anthem – The B-Sides

“Then Came The Morning” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“Fake Roses” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“Marietta” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“Take My Love” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“Call To War” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“Watch Over Us” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“Diners” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“Heaven Don’t Call Me Home” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“If You Don’t Love Me” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“Telluride” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“To The Woods” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“I Let You Go” – The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

“It’s Too Late” – Carole King – Tapestry

The authentic textures of The Lone Bellow’s record call to mind this Carole King classic, while singer-bassist Kanene Donehey Pipkin shares vocal similarities.

“Carry On” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu [by Request]

For Haans! The harmonizing on CSNY tracks like this surely influenced The Lone Bellow.

“$1000 Wedding” – Gram Parson – Grievous Angel [by Request]

The folk-rock of musicians like Gram Parsons laid the musical groundwork for bands like The Lone Bellow.

“A Horse With No Name” – America – America

The same is also true for bands like America.

“Jamaica Say You Will” – Jackson Browne – Jackson Browne

The Lone Bellow’s lead singer, Zach Williams, exhibits some of the same vocal affectations as Jackson Browne.

“Spirit In The Sky” – Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky

The fat sounding guitar riff of this song is reminiscent of “Cold As It Is” from Then Came The Morning.

“Long May You Run” – The Still-Young Band – Long May You Run [by Request]

Another iteration of Stephen Stills and Neil Young’s storied career that recall similar sounds to Then Came The Morning.

“Lodi” – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River [by Request]

For Haans, again! We both hear a healthy amount of CCR in The Lone Bellow’s sound.

“Barton Hallow” – The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars

Before their breakup, The Civil Wars were one of The Lone Bellow’s closest indie-Americana musical contemporaries.

“James” – Zach Williams – Story Time

Solo work from The Lone Bellow lead singer recorded prior to the band’s formation.

“Baby Britain” – Scott Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – Scott Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith

A reverent cover of an Elliot Smith classic, this is a contemporary work of Americana in the same vein as The Lone Bellow.

“Brooklyn” – Satellite – Calling Birds

The Lone Bellow’s Brian Elmquist shares writing credits on this song.

“Gimme All Your Love” – Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

I also consider Alabama Shakes and The Lone Bellow to be musical contemporaries.

“Sea of Love” – The National – Trouble Will Find Me

The National’s Aaron Dessner produced Then Came The Morning.

“I’m Going Home” – Ten Years After – Anthology 1967-1971

The riff in “Heaven Don’t Call Me Home” recalls this classic live performance.

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