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The Lone Bellow with Arc Iris

  • Archive, Concert, Live Music

  • Saturday, May 23, 8pm
  • $18 advance
    $24 day of
    $40 preferred
  • Hunter Center

“The Lone Bellow has been the complete package since day one.”
NPR Music

On the heels of The Lone Bellow’s sophomore record Then Came the Morning (produced by Aaron Dessner of The National), FreshGrass alumni and rising stars of Americana bring sublime harmonies and foot-stomping anthems back to North Adams. On Then Came the Morning, Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin have created a sound that mixes folk sincerity, gospel fervor, even heavy metal thunder, but the heart of the band is still harmony: three voices united in a lone bellow.

Known for a moving live show of powerful vocals, the band visits MASS MoCA on the heels of a sold-out U.S. headlining tour, main stage festival gigs, and international television appearances.

“Onstage, The Lone Bellow is an impenetrable force. Putting the crowd and themselves through the emotional wringer with their heavy lyrical content, the band is often moved to tears.” — Relix

Opening support Arc Iris crystallizes the evolution of composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams, a former core member of the renowned indie-folk band The Low Anthem. Adams has created a genre-bending style that often shifts between cabaret-infused jazz, orchestral sophistication, grimy outlaw country, delicate and whimsical harmonies, and big-band exhilaration — sometimes all in the same song. Hers is an all-together different world where fantastical whimsy goes hand in hand with down-to-earth grit, and where rigorous classical training inflects but never softens the visceral rawness of hard-won experience.

Standing room only

photo by Steven Sebring