Created on Friday, 01 February 2013 14:09
- WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Lone Bellow as its February Artist To Watch. WXPN and World Cafe host, David Dye, presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, February 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
The Lone Bellow is Southern-raised New Yorkers Brian Elmquist, Zach Williams and Kanene Pipkin. The trio mixes folksy roots, rock and roll, a little bit of soul, and gorgeous, close harmonies. The barely two-year-old trio has already attracted serious attention from NPR, The New York Times, Billboard, and Paste Magazine.
"The Lone Bellow's debut album captures the folky-rocky-acoustic music genre with enlightening results," says Bruce Warren, Assistant General Manager of Programming for WXPN. "They have a unique voice, captivating harmonies, infectious energy and fantastic songs. One quick moment into the band's album and you can hear the difference."
For more info on the XPN Artists To Watch series and this month's featured artist click here.
Since 2003, the XPN Artists To Watch series has been a reflection of WXPN's commitment to nurturing fresh, new talent and exposing listeners to the best new music. Each month, the XPN Artists To Watch series spotlights a different up-and-coming performer who has produced an album or body of work that demonstrates outstanding vision, creativity and songwriting ability. Month-long on-air promotion is combined with online features to help audiences discover each artist.
, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe
®, public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner
hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the XPN2 Singer-Songwriter Radio stream
as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.