The Head And The Heart and The Lone Bellow bring cool, breezy Americana to Central Park on the final day of summer

Some bands are made for venues like Summerstage at Central Park. The Head and the Heart and The Lone Bellow are two of those bands.

Playing to a packed crowd on the final night of summer, the two bands brought their authentic, Americana sounds to the outdoor space in Central Park. Despite being from Brooklyn and Seattle respectively, The Lone Bellow and The Head And The Heart made Central Park feel miles away from the city. Surrounded by trees and polished off with a cool breeze, the set was a final moment of summer perfection.

The Lone Bellow’s third studio album, Walk Into A Storm, was released on September 15th on Descendant Records / Sony Music Masterworks. The album was produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded in Nashville, TN, and the country sounds came through on stage in New York. The new music is heavy on foot stops and strings, featuring vocals from all three of the band’s members.

The lead single, ‘Time’s Always Leaving,” leans heavily into the rootsy, big-hearted warmth that’s made The Lone Bellow one of the most sure-footed crowd-pleasers in the business,” said NPR. The Lone Bellow’s set was short – only about 45 minutes – and featured more music from their new album than their previous two.

Headliners The Head And The Heart recently released their critically acclaimed album Signs of Light on Warner Bros. Records. The Head And The Heart also supported Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers this Summer at his show at Hyde Park and have been making the festival rounds this summer. They’ll be starting a show with The Shelters, who opened this bill, soon.

Before closing with fan favorites “Shake” and “Rivers and Roads,” the band played a number of other classic songs like “Lost In My Mind” and “Let’s Be Still.” A highlight was a song performed on piano by frontman Jonathan Russell that he recently wrote about Josiah Johnson, who is currently on hiatus from the band. They also played their newest single, “City of Angels,” early in the 90-minute set.

The Head and the Heart and The Shelters continue their tour over the next few months. Dates are below.

The Head And The Heart

The Lone Bellow

The Head & The Heart and The Shelters Tour Dates
September 22 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore*
September 23 /// Portland, ME /// Thompson’s Point*
September 24 /// Shelburne, VT /// The Green at Shelburne Museum*
September 26 /// Toronto, ON /// Massey Hall*
September 28 /// Louisville, KY /// Iroquois Amphitheater*
September 29 /// Nashville, TN /// Ascend Amphitheater * (Part of the Journeys Concert Series)
September 30 /// Asheville, NC /// Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
October 1 /// Richmond, VA /// The Richmond Classic Amphitheatre*
October 2 /// Raleigh, NC /// Red Hat Amphitheater*
October 4 /// Birmingham, AL /// Alabama Theatre*
October 5 /// Atlanta, GA /// Coca Cola Roxy*
October 6 /// Charleston, SC /// The Charleston Pour House
October 10 /// Tulsa, OK /// Cain’s Ballroom*
October 11 /// Memphis, TN /// Orpheum Theatre*
October 12 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant*
October 13 /// Columbia, MO /// The Blue Note Outdoors (9th Street Summerfest)*
October 20-22 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Lost Lake Festival
December 9 /// Miami, FL /// Historic Virginia Key Park

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The Head And The Heart and The Lone Bellow bring cool, breezy Americana to Central Park on the final day of summer

Some bands are made for venues like Summerstage at Central Park. The Head and the Heart and The Lone Bellow are two of those bands.

Playing to a packed crowd on the final night of summer, the two bands brought their authentic, Americana sounds to the outdoor space in Central Park. Despite being from Brooklyn and Seattle respectively, The Lone Bellow and The Head And The Heart made Central Park feel miles away from the city. Surrounded by trees and polished off with a cool breeze, the set was a final moment of summer perfection.

The Lone Bellow’s third studio album, Walk Into A Storm, was released on September 15th on Descendant Records / Sony Music Masterworks. The album was produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded in Nashville, TN, and the country sounds came through on stage in New York. The new music is heavy on foot stops and strings, featuring vocals from all three of the band’s members.

The lead single, ‘Time’s Always Leaving,” leans heavily into the rootsy, big-hearted warmth that’s made The Lone Bellow one of the most sure-footed crowd-pleasers in the business,” said NPR. The Lone Bellow’s set was short – only about 45 minutes – and featured more music from their new album than their previous two.

Headliners The Head And The Heart recently released their critically acclaimed album Signs of Light on Warner Bros. Records. The Head And The Heart also supported Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers this Summer at his show at Hyde Park and have been making the festival rounds this summer. They’ll be starting a show with The Shelters, who opened this bill, soon.

Before closing with fan favorites “Shake” and “Rivers and Roads,” the band played a number of other classic songs like “Lost In My Mind” and “Let’s Be Still.” A highlight was a song performed on piano by frontman Jonathan Russell that he recently wrote about Josiah Johnson, who is currently on hiatus from the band. They also played their newest single, “City of Angels,” early in the 90-minute set.

The Head and the Heart and The Shelters continue their tour over the next few months. Dates are below.

The Head And The Heart

The Lone Bellow

The Head & The Heart and The Shelters Tour Dates
September 22 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore*
September 23 /// Portland, ME /// Thompson’s Point*
September 24 /// Shelburne, VT /// The Green at Shelburne Museum*
September 26 /// Toronto, ON /// Massey Hall*
September 28 /// Louisville, KY /// Iroquois Amphitheater*
September 29 /// Nashville, TN /// Ascend Amphitheater * (Part of the Journeys Concert Series)
September 30 /// Asheville, NC /// Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
October 1 /// Richmond, VA /// The Richmond Classic Amphitheatre*
October 2 /// Raleigh, NC /// Red Hat Amphitheater*
October 4 /// Birmingham, AL /// Alabama Theatre*
October 5 /// Atlanta, GA /// Coca Cola Roxy*
October 6 /// Charleston, SC /// The Charleston Pour House
October 10 /// Tulsa, OK /// Cain’s Ballroom*
October 11 /// Memphis, TN /// Orpheum Theatre*
October 12 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant*
October 13 /// Columbia, MO /// The Blue Note Outdoors (9th Street Summerfest)*
October 20-22 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Lost Lake Festival
December 9 /// Miami, FL /// Historic Virginia Key Park

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