Nightlife & Music

Denver Band ‘Lumineers’ Takes Folk Rock To New Level

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Lumineers (credit: CBS)

Lumineers (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- A few weeks ago Denver band The Lumineers was nominated for two Grammy awards, Best Americana Album and the coveted Best New Artist.

Although The Lumineers aren’t originally from Denver, they’re from Ramsey, New Jersey and worked in New York City, they have been based in the Mile High City for a few years.

They have headlined at a lot of local gigs and found a cellist who also sang vocals. They put it all together for a sound that represents what folk rock is really all about.

The band is made up of Wesley Schultz on guitar and vocals, Jeremiah Fraites on drums, mandolin and vocals and Neyla Pekarek on cello, mandolin, piano and vocals.

They had been playing small venues for years but when some music managers saw their tune “Ho Hey” on YouTube they got the money to go big.

The breakout and their album “The Lumineers” and the sold out shows have culminated in the Grammy recognition.

Every show they’ve performed so far this year has been sold out including next week’s at the Ogden.

Watch the Grammy Awards on CBS4 Feb. 10, 2013.

- Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.

- Also, don’t miss Moody’s entertaining bio, his Top Spots in Denver lists, and his frequently updated Moody’s Picks page.

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