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    After being stuck on I-65 by the snowpocalypse for 20 hours, Odessa and The Lone Bellow finally made it to Headliners Music Hall Saturday night for their sold-out show. The view of a packed venue is a familiar sight for the band, whose rise to prominence has led to their current sold-out tour.

    This isn’t The Lone Bellow’s first time in Louisville. They played in last year’s Waterfront Wednesday series, hosted by Saturday night’s host WFPK (who is bringing a seriously amazing lineup to Louisville).

    Odessa opened the show up with a siren’s voice and a tranquil energy. After leaving the stage, the crowd began to get a little restless (maybe even a little agitated) as they waited over a half hour for The Lone Bellow to take the stage. All was immediately forgiven when they came out, full of energy and immediately going into the title song of their new album, “Then Came The Morning.”

    The band sounds amazing live, the quality of sound and song surpassing their recordings. Each member is versatile, playing multiple instruments through the set and each one sings, creating an amazing vocal medley. Their energy is engaging, making it hard to look away even for a second.

    The band played through their new album, adding in some old favorites and a few covers, closing with a couple of their biggest hits, “Two Sides of Lonely” and “Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold.” I recommend both for first-time listeners.

    The crowd, a mix of all ages, was obviously in love with the group. The feel in the cozy venue was both electric and intimate. Many of those attending raised their hands to show that they had seen the band on their last pass through the city, and many more will probably see this band when they return for Forecastle 2015. This was one of the best, most enjoyable performances I’ve ever seen. If you can't make it to Forecastle, be sure to see them when they pass through Owensboro for ROMP Festival.


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