TVD Live Shots:
The Lone Bellow and Escondido at the 9:30 Club, 3/1

Although the 9:30 Club was packed for Tuesday night’s sold out performance by indie-folk trio The Lone Bellow, the club felt more relaxed and focused than usual. 

Perhaps it was the soulful pipes of lead vocalist Zach Williams or the perfect harmonies from bandmates Kanena Pipkin and Brian Elmquist that kept the crowd perfectly attentive. Perhaps it’s the nature of The Lone Bellow’s songwriting and delivery of their material. Whatever the case, when the Brooklyn based trio took the stage, anticipation was high and DC fans knew they were in for a special night of music.

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Although explosive at times, The Lone Bellow’s songs are written with perfect intricacies that showcase their talents as songwriters, and their well rehearsed musicianship is overwhelmingly revealed in a live setting. Their music is colorful, dramatic, and well crafted. Most of all, their songs are a hymn for the soul.

The Lone Bellow is touring to promote their most recent studio effort, Then Came The Morning, released in January 2015 on Descendent Records. The album is available on vinyl here.

Escondido from Nashville, TN had the honor of being the evening’s opener. I really enjoyed their set and their flashy orange Elvis-style jumpsuits. The duo delivered beautiful harmonies throughout their performance and they even played a stunning version of Linda Ronstadt’s “When Will I Be Loved” to end their set.

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

The Lone Bellow performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

ESCONDIDO

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Escondito performs at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/01/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

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