(Union, NJ) -- Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall (Enlow Hall) at Kean University 2013-2014 season features a one-night-only concert by The Lone Bellow on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm.
Their self-titles album debuted January 22, 2013 and
has been called "one of the best albums of the year" by People Magazine
and garnered rave reviews from everyone from USA Today, The New York
Times, The Associated Press, Paste, Forbes and Filter. NPR's Bob Boilen
simply stated, "The world of acoustic music is about to get a new
household name. The music of The Lone Bellow is born from tragedy and
told with heart and simplicity."
The Lone Bellow is lead singer
and principal songwriter Zach Williams; singer and mandolin player
Kanene Pipkin, and singer-guitarist Brian Elmquist. Georgia-born
Williams began songwriting in 2005, during a prolonged stay at Atlanta's
Shepherd Center after his wife was thrown from a horse and paralyzed
from the neck down. With a dire diagnosis of quadriplegia, there was
nothing to do but sit vigil with his group of friends - also artists.
While they waited for healing, Zach picked up a guitar and taught
himself to play, putting melody to a journal entry that would become his
first song, "Hospital." His wife eventually recovered (her spinal cord,
initially thought severed, was terribly bruised) and the couple and
their group of friends moved to Brooklyn shortly thereafter.
and the band's music evolved to reflect his Southern roots,
incorporating elements of rock, gospel, country and blues that result in
a unique and soul-searing blend of can't-get-them-out-of-your-head
lyrics that spring from a deep emotional reservoir.
Tickets to The
Lone Bellow in Enlow Hall are $25-$35 and can be purchased by calling
Kean Stage Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469), online at http://enlowhall.kean.edu , or in person at Kean University's Wilkins Theater Box Office.
Hall is situated on Kean University's East Campus at 215 North Avenue,
Hillside, NJ 07205. Renowned for its superb acoustics and elegant
design, the newly renovated 300 - seat Hall has been praised by noted
performers and patrons for its intimate ambiance and proximity between
musicians and audience members.
For complete Enlow Hall 2013-14 Season information, please visit enlowhall.kean.edu .