Brian Elmquist / The Lone Bellow

Born:
Sandersville, Georgia
Resides In:
Nashville, Tennessee
Music Style:
Americana country rock
Guitar Origins:
Elmquist’s father originally wanted to buy him a guitar for Christmas, but he initially had no interest in playing the instrument. It was later seeing Slash perform in a music video that inspired Elmquist to take up guitar, and he restrung an old dusty acoustic he found in the attic of his childhood home to learn on.
Guitar Influences:
Brian Setzer, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen
Quotable:
“The Gretsch Falcon is the coolest guitar ever made. Gretsch have more grit to them, in my opinion.” - Brian Elmquist.
In the News:
“If there's a secret to the warm, wide-open sound of The Lone Bellow, it lies in absolute sincerity and commitment: As playful as their live shows can be, Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin and Brian Elmquist perform with openhearted, vein-bursting conviction. All three of the band's albums — including the new Walk Into A Storm — ably capture the group's earnest, agreeable charm, dispensed via songs that amble and soar.” -NPR Music
Fun Facts:
Slash’s solo in the Guns ‘n’ Roses song “November Rain” was the first song Elmquist learned to play on guitar.

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