Bonnaroo Spotlight: The Low Anthem

The Providence based folk rockers will be taking to the Bonnaroo stage for the second time after an appearance at the 2009 festival. Having supported bands like the Avett Brothers in the past, the band will embark on some headlining dates this summer as well as filling opening duties for a portion of Mumford & Sons’ summer tour. The band has become favorites of the Newport Folk Festival (see interview below with festival producer Jay Sweet) and are beginning to gain more widespread notoriety since the release of their most recent album Smart Flesh. Like Jay Sweet says, it is impossible to listen to just one song on the album, you have to listen to the whole thing through each time you put it on. The band utilizes a style that blends lead singer Ben Knox Miller’s well-crafted storytelling skills with rich harmonies and unconventional instruments like the cell phone. The Low Anthem fit in perfectly with the Bonnaroo atmosphere and will certainly impress any festival goers who have not yet witnessed one of their live shows. For those of you haven’t familiarized yourself with The Low Anthem, below are a few of my favorite tracks from their last three albums that will certainly get you hooked.

“Yellowed By The Sun” from What the Crow Brings

“Charlie Darwin” from Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

“Boeing 737” from Smart Flesh


Posted on by Eric in Bonnaroo Spotlight

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