Playing what they call "Brooklyn country music," the Lone Bellow (lead singer and songwriter Zach Williams, singer and mandolin player Kanene Dohehey Pipkin, and singer-guitarist Brian Elmquist) are a group of transplanted southerners who deliver a passionate, soulful, acoustic-based alternative rock Americana. The band began after Williams' wife was involved in a serious accident that left her temporarily paralyzed from the neck down. While hoping and waiting for her recovery (she did recover), Williams began writing a set of haunting songs that dealt with tragedy, hope, and redemption. Initially the band was known as Zach Williams & the Lone Bellow, but by the time an impressive debut album from Descendant Records appeared early in 2013, the self-titled The Lone Bellow, Williams had dropped his name from the billing.
- By Steve Leggett, Allmusic.com