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The Lumineers light up my night

Ho Hey, The Lumineers….

I didn’t really know any of this band’s songs apart from that Hey Ho one, you know the one that everyone knows, so I was ready to listen and be impressed, and that I was.

This folk rock band hails from Denver, Colorado. The two founding members and songwriters of the Lumineers are Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar and total coolness in a trilby hat) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion).

I fell in love with this band as they performed Friday at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. Their songs are genius, their musicianship amazing, and their stage presence oozed without arrogance. They pitched perfect vocals, interacted with the crowd and played directly to those in the cheap seats, which is always a crowd-pleaser.

“I’ll download the album,’ I thought as I mooched on home, happy songs of love and folk and being nobody’s problem in my heart and head (see video).

If you get the chance, go see them; you might just fall in love too. Tour dates are here. They are more than just a bit of hey and a bit of ho. They are folk rock at its best, and they sure lit up my night.

About the author

Claire Bolden

Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat who lived in Maryland for three years and moved back to the UK in August 2015. Claire wrote about her life as a British expat on the East Coast and now works in travel and hospitality PR in the UK. She still finds time to blog about her repatriation and the reverse culture shock that ensued - and she still hasn't finished that novel, but she's working on it. You can contact Claire via twitter on @clairebmcgill or via her blog From America to England. Contact the author.

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