Indie folk band The Lone Bellow stopped by Austin’s Historic Scoot Inn on Wednesday, February 26. Currently on tour to promote their new album “Half Moon Light,” this Brooklyn-based group features the spirited Zach Williams (guitar, lead vocals), the glamorous Kanene Pipkin (mandolin, bass, keyboard, vocals), the soulful Brian Elmquist (guitar, vocals) and Jason Pipkin (bassist and husband of Kanene – adorable, right?).
If you follow our music coverage closely, it’s likely that you’ve heard us mention the Lone Bellow before. Did you happen to follow our adventures around Old Settler’s 2019? They were in the lineup and even performed with headliner Brandi Carlile! Check out more photos here, and our recap from when they performed at The Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas.
At this point, The Lone Bellow feels like home. They’re one of those bands I’ll never tire of seeing or listening to on any given day. When I think about it, I believe this show might have been my fifth time seeing them, and I ain’t mad about it.
Williams, Pipkin and Elmquist share a dynamic connection on stage. Through their melodies and energy, it’s evident that this isn’t just work for them. This is their passion. The three shared jokes and light banter throughout the night and, for a moment, it felt as if we were just watching three close friends jam out their favorite tunes together.
The Lone Bellow never fails to put on a magical yet comforting show. I already can’t wait to make my show count six.
Songs in the full set list include the following (those with links are my personal favorites!):
- I Can Feel You Dancing
- Good Times
- Just Enough to Get By
- Wash It Clean
- Cold As It Is
- Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold
- You Never Need Nobody
- There Is Love All Around You
- Pink Rabbits (The National cover)
- The One You Should’ve Let Go
- Illegal Immigrant
- Then Came the Morning
- Count on Me
- Tree to Grow
- Time’s Always Leaving
Feature Photo by Leigh Kettle
Leigh is a native Texan gone temporary New Yorker and now proud Austinite. Passions include but are not limited to music (both as a spectator and dabbler), traveling & cultural adventures, film & television, true crime, design (of the fashion, interior, and graphic sorts), and photographing & writing about all the aforementioned. Self-acclaimed coffee connoisseur & wino, cat aficionado, book worm, and nature junkie.