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The roots revival of the last few years has primed listeners for a new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve music – the kind that nods to tradition while setting off into uncharted territory. The Lumineers walk that line with an unerring gift for timeless melodies and soul-stirring lyrics. This April 2013 night the band performed their passionate Americana gems for their Austin City Limits debut.

Childhood friends Wesley Schulz and Jeremiah Fraites first began to collaborate musically in 2005 while living in New Jersey. Once the pair moved to Denver, they added cellist Neyla Pekarek and The Lumineers began. As a trio, the band’s sound took shape: an amalgam of heart-swelling stomp-and-clap acoustic rock, classic pop, and front-porch folk.

The Lumineers’ 2012 self-titled debut resulted in two Grammy Award nominations, one for Best New Artist and one for Best Americana Album. “The rustic trio marries uplifting jubilee and poetic earnestness with ease,” wrote Paste. The Americana-inflected barnburners “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love” have drawn in the fans, who stick around for the raw revelations in the sultry ballads of “Slow It Down” and “Dead Sea.” The Austin Chronicle writes “There’s nothing precious or affected here, just three dedicated artists opening their hearts.”

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