Friday, 21 November 2014 10:39

Folk Best Bet: The Lone Bellow

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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The Lone Bellow wsg Robert Ellis
Shakespeare’s Pub, Kalamazoo
Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
$15 in advance, $17 at the door
shakespearespub.com, (269) 488-7782

If Brooklyn insists on continuing to churn out titans of alt-pop culture, we might just have to consider packing up Revue HQ and heading over to Williamsburg. Just kidding! As much as we love the skinny-jeans central hub of NYC, we’d die if we ever abandoned our beloved Western Michiganders. And thankfully, we don’t really have to contemplate leaving – so many of the borough’s best-loved exports are more than willing to head west and give Michigan a go, at least where performing is concerned. Take, for example, The Lone Bellow. One of Brooklyn’s most buzzed-about musical acts, TLB features Zach Williams at the helm, a charming pop-songwriting maven whose original work was inspired by hard times: Williams’ wife was temporarily paralyzed after a fall while horseback riding, and he began keeping a journal of their experiences. Eventually, the complex emotions set themselves to music, and rest is indie glory history. Eat your heart out, Kzoo, and thank Shakespeare’s for bringing Brooklyn to the mitten, one Lone Bellow at a time. R

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