The Lone Bellow perform live in The Current studio

The Lone Bellow perform "Heave Don't Call Me Home" live in The Current studio. (MPR)
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The Lone Bellow In-studio
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  • The Lone Bellow - Take My Love (Live on The Current) 03:07
  • The Lone Bellow - Diners (Live on The Current) 04:22
  • The Lone Bellow - Heaven Don't Call Me Home (Live on The Current) 03:03

Ahead of their sold out show at the Turf Club, the Lone Bellow stopped by The Current studio to chat with host Mary Lucia and to perform tracks off their recently released sophomore record, Then Came the Morning.

The Lone Bellow—Zach Williams (guitars, lead vocals), Kanene Pipkin (mandolin, vocals), Brian Elmquist (guitar, vocals), Jason Pipkin (guitar) and Justin Glasco (drums)—formed in Brooklyn after a rehearsal of what would become the first song the band ever wrote together, "You Can Be All Kinds of Emotional." Zach, Kanene and Brian were all friends before the get-together, but once the trio hit the bridge they realized their relationship went beyond friendship. It's musical, too.

The last time the Lone Bellow were in town was nearly a year ago—smack-dab in the middle of one of the coldest winters in recent Minnesota history—touring in support of their self-titled debut. The Twin Cities must have made an impression on them because they mention St. Paul in "Diners," a song off their sophomore record Then Came the Morning: "Trailer broken diners found all along the highway / From here to St. Paul." The band went to Mickey's Diner for lunch after the session.

Listen to the full in-studio to hear the band chat with Mary Lucia about van life, what inspires them during live shows and how they pick what songs make it onto records. The Lone Bellow play the Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner-curated Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival July 17-18, 2015.

Songs Performed

"Take My Love"
"Diners"
"Heaven Don't Call Me Home"

All songs are off the Lone Bellow's self-titled sophomore album, out now via Descendant Records.

Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Leah Garaas

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    The Lone Bellow's Zach Williams in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Lone Bellow's Jason Pipkin in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Kanene Pipkin of the Lone Bellow in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Kanene Pipkin of the Lone Bellow in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Lone Bellow's Brian Elmquist performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Lone Bellow's Brian Elmquist performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Kanene Pipkin of the Lone Bellow performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Lone Bellow's Jason Pipkin playing the Steinway in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Lone Bellow's Kanene Pipkin performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)