With heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, honest storytelling, and a whole posse of strings, their brand of Americana is selling out concert halls across the region, nay, the world. (Provided by Big Hassle) The Lumineers are one of Colorado’s biggest musical success stories, having relocated here from New York City about a decade ago before … It’s also not a bad place to be famous. Adventure Nannies, a nanny-matching company, founded by my wife, Brandy, who has told friends she needed to start a business because she fell in love with a musician. “A lot of people don’t know what to do with us,” Schultz said. The Lumineers Beginnings. He doesn’t think about creating a hit when writing, though. He just wants to create goosebumps. Lumineers Release a Chilling Addiction-Focused Trilogy Three years after the story of Cleopatra (album), the Lumineers personify addiction through the eyes of Gloria Sparks, a mother that makes regrettable mistakes fueled by her addiction to alcohol and substances. When the long-haired Schultz gets recognized around town, the encounters are chill and casual. Schultz met his wife in Denver while working as a busboy and they had their wedding at the Boulder Theater. And, yes, that’s something Schultz looks at. He organized Colorado Gives Back, a virtual concert that raised more than $600,000 for the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Recording Academy’s MusiCares, an organization that once helped the Lumineers buy instruments after they were robbed in broad daylight in Los Angeles. The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz talks songwriting, Bob Dylan, chandeliers and more Alison Fensterstock, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune; Oct 11, 2013 - 2:04 am ... My wife … At the time The Lumineers released their first album, their press release highlighted the fact that Schultz, then age 9, had been quoted in a 1992 story in The New York Times. “One of the biggest things is how eager they were to say yes to things. “That’s why you feel like this maybe won’t work out. Songs always include what Schultz calls “morsels of truth,” specific details such as smelling booze and peppermint on someone’s breath or asking if your parents pay the rent, that draw a listener into a story while leaving things vague enough to get you thinking about your own story. ... Frontman Wesley Schultz drew from experiences with an unnamed family member who’s been “in and out of jail and in … He co-wrote "Ho Hey" and another one of the Lumineers' big hits, "Stubborn Love," with his bandmate Jeremiah Fraites. Looking for livestreamed music while stuck at home? Wesley Schultz's Net worth: $3 million. The latest breaking news, delivered straight to your email! Wesley Schultz is an American musician. “We have a name that gives us the ability to call on people and help out.”. The Lumineers singer, who was at a movie screening for “Glass” with his wife Brandy, are now the parents of an 11-month old son named Leonard. The following is a list of the top 10 songs, according to Spotify streams, by The Lumineers. The Lumineers make a point to play secret shows at venues they long ago outgrew, with the only payoff being to delight fans and to feed off the energy of an intimate show. Lumineers co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites planned to record a solo album in 2021 or early 2022, after his band’s world tour was finished. HIS LEFT HAND forming chords on an acoustic guitar, frontman Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers kneels by a plastic kiddie pool in the backyard of the 100-year-old Denver home he shares with his wife Brandy, their 18-month-old son Lenny and a kinetic pair of French bulldogs named Ethel and Baby Ray Davies. Wesley Schultz's Favorite Things The Lumineers band member shares his must-haves. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin), Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers seen at the 2016 Festival d’ete de Quebec in downtown Quebec City on Friday, July 8, 2016, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. But The Lumineers soon found their footing and more. The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz just dropped a surprise solo album with covers of Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen and more Music News From Biden to Hickenlooper, Dems dominate music in politics. “That’s pretty crazy to hear a song hundreds of times and it still brings that much emotion,” Ulvang said. 72.6k Followers, 191 Following, 500 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Wesley Schultz (@wesleyschultz) Access all of our premium content, get unlimited digital access and more! He and Lumineers drummer Jeremiah Fraites grew up in Ramsey, New Jersey. Slower songs such as “Stubborn Love” and “Slow it Down” were never on the radio and still boast more than 100 million streams on Spotify. (Courtesy of Danny Clinch) As The Lumineers , Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites didn’t set out to write an addiction record. They still had to work at restaurants and coffee shops, but it was easier to build something. The Lumineers. The Lumineers have said that the song "Angela," is about "a small town success story struggling to escape her past. Singer and actress Lennon Stella recorded a Billboard Hot Country Top 40 cover of the popular Lumineers song "Ho Hey. After relocating to Denver, Colorado, Schultz and Fraites added cellist Neyla Pekarek to their ensemble. On tour this year, Ulvang felt goosebumps every time he stood on the side of the stage and watched Schultz sing a song called “Long Way Home.”. After attending the University of Richmond in Virginia, he briefly lived and worked in New York City. He still worries people are going to leave halfway through a show. The two founding members of The Lumineers — Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites — based the song lyrics and video series off their family members’ experiences with addiction. Wesley Schultz warms up his voice in the bathroom before a concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. After relocating to Denver, Colorado, Schultz and Fraites added cellist Neyla Pekarek to their ensemble. “A lot of people don’t know what to do with us,” Wesley Schultz says of The Lumineers’ eclectic style. The songs hit home for the band. “I think we should all be concerned they could be gone.”. Wesley Schultz is the guitarist and lead vocalist of American folk-rock band The Lumineers. Fraites recently celebrated five years of sobriety. A house show held in 2010 in Colorado Springs featured The Lumineers shortly after the band moved to Colorado. It’s not how you’d draw it up.”. But everyone who paid $5 for that house concert in 2010 always will remember the lineup. “I don’t know where I went wrong. Schultz could use that reminder sometimes. This Colorado-based trio delivers all of the elements we like to think of as the "new Nashville sound." The Lumineers Wesley Schultz has just released "Vignettes," an album of stripped-down covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon and more. Back when Schultz and Fraites were deciding on a band name, Ulvang recalls the young musicians being talented, humble and go-getters. Oh, but I can write a song.”. High around 45F. “It was an example of the best of Denver,” Schultz said in a recent interview with The Gazette. On Tuesday, The Lumineers touch down in Pittsburgh to support their third album, III, with a show at PPG Paints Arena.Pittsburgh City Paper chatted with The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz for … At an event to premiere the visual album on Thursday, Sept. 12 in New York City, Schultz told the audience how the duo began the short film process. Lyrics, as Ulvang points out, escape cliches and never go in the direction you’re expecting, such as rhyming “window” and “stereo.” For him, the band’s secret sauce is the combination of Schultz’s poetic writing and Fraites’ odd thinking. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP). Before The Lumineers… Since there won’t be one, we can only imagine. Famous as the lead singer and guitarist of the Colorado based folk rock group The Lumineers, best known for their 2012 single "Ho Hey," which peaked at number three on U.S. music charts. Case in point: “Ho Hey,” which shot The Lumineers to fame after being featured in a TV show called “Hart of Dixie.” While the sweet chorus of “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart” has made it a go-to wedding song, Schultz actually wrote the band’s breakout hit about losing love and almost losing his dream. Fraites graduated from Ramsey High School in 2004, and William Paterson University in 2009.. The Lumineers are known for songs such as “Ho Hey,” “Flowers in Your Hair” and “Sleep on the Floor. Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers performs at the 54th edition of the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. on Sunday, July 28, 2013. He co-wrote "Ho Hey" and another one of the Lumineers' big hits, "Stubborn Love," with his bandmate Jeremiah Fraites. Here are some concerts to watch online this weekend. This is all still on his mind, as Schultz and his family have escaped to the Catskills for a monthslong vacation. In 2014 he married a woman named Brandy. Buffalo plays Washington in division showdown, © 2020 Produced by Colorado Springs Gazette. While the musicians covered the folk anthem “Skinny Love” and a few dozen people fervently sang and stomped along, it could’ve been just another ending to another buzzy evening of good music with friends. After years of treating music videos as mere advertisements for their songs, The Lumineers’ frontman Wesley Schultz had a change of mind when he came across pop star Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album Lemonade.Schultz likely found in Lemonade a powerful journey of culture and ethnicity told through arresting cinematography and melodies. amanda.hancock@gazette.com, Without her music industry job, Colorado Springs woman turned to dream of knitting sweaters, Former Haunted Windchimes singer stays connected to Colorado music scene, even from Hawaii, New School of Rock in Colorado Springs to offer lessons, concert performances, Red Rocks announces more socially distanced concerts, as its live music season nears end, Happy Apple Farm in Penrose busier than ever in 2020 as people crave a happy escape, Colorado Springs hip-hop artists welcome back live music with Rappers Against Rona, Pikes Pick: A surprise solo album from The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz, Ride the rails on Union Pacific site | Pikes Pick, Rich Italian stew served at Colorado Springs restaurant | Pikes Pick, Pikes Pick: Book a beer bungalow in Colorado Springs, Pikes Pick: 'Handmaid's Tale' features riveting performances, plot, Colorado Springs native Shaylaren Hilton finds success in Hollywood, Joe Kenda on his new series, the pandemic and why criminals are morons | Q&A, Here's a look at Red Rocks Amphitheatre's current 2021 concert schedule, Colorado Springs dining room with a view heats up patio dining with comfort food, New downtown Colorado Springs gallery features taxidermy works, Head of blood doping ring convicted, sentenced to prison. “We’re so used to being on tour, we had to get away,” he said. But in 2009 he left the city for Denver, where he and the band rose to fame and where he still calls home. He couldn’t afford New York City anymore and Denver was cheap. “We were playing a small club in Jersey City, N.J.,” explains Schultz, “and there was a band out there at the time called Lumineers who were slotted for the same time, same day, the next week. Because of that, I knew they were going to be fine.”. But lead singer Wesley Schultz says he still finds it hard to believe that thousands of people come to their shows. Early life. Sunny. Maybe it means I’ll get this other job and do music on the side.”. The current touring band includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs, violinist Lauren Jacobson and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller. “Before shows, I can’t look at lines outside venues. Currently holed up in Denver with his mother, son Lenny, and wife Brandy, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers joined RADIO.COM for an exclusive FANDEMIC Instagram Live on … The band Lumineers' combined estimated net worth is $10 million, whereas Wesley alone enjoys an estimated net worth of $3 million. The frontman explains how their breakthrough hit single was inspired by a decidedly uninspiring period spent living in New York City. When Wesley Schultz and bandmate Jeremy Fraites moved to Denver in 2009, they were still unsure about the name for their band. The Lumineers blasted into stardom with the earworm “Ho Hey” on the act’s 2012 self-titled debut full-length. Here are some concerts to watch online this weekend. “I feel calm,” Schultz said. Through its course, songwriters Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites make it emphatically clear that the arrangements don’t have to be dense for the songs to be intense. For Schultz, his wife’s mother has long battled alcoholism. Contrary to the stereotypical image of an acoustic duo wearing suspenders and floppy hats, The Lumineers tour as a six-person band and put on a rollicking show. After trying to make it in New York City, the pair moved to Denver in 2009 where they grew a local following and rose to fame with the breakout hit, "Ho Hey." And they’ll remember that The Lumineers were not the stars; that title went to headliner Head and the Heart. His band mostly performs and releases albums depicting American Folk, Rock, and occasionally the Country Rock genre of music. An Interview With The Lumineers: Wesley Schultz Unveils The Stories Behind The Band’s Intimate Lyrics And Irresistible Sing-A-Long Songs Danielle Sariyan July 27, 2016 The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz recalls the rise to becoming Colorado's favorite band, By Carlotta Olson He and Lumineers drummer Jeremiah Fraites grew up in Ramsey, New Jersey. If this year had gone as planned, The Lumineers would be properly promoting their latest album, “III,” a three-part concept record about a fictional family’s struggle with addiction and substance abuse. That’s why Schultz calls the thought of losing those venues “dire and scary.”, “These are the places that when I moved to Denver 10 years ago, I fought so hard to play and enjoyed every second of playing there,” he said. She brought them back to town the next year to do a session that is believed to be the first time a little song called “Ho Hey” was recorded. Early on, the two described themselves as “heart on your sleeve” lyricists and “front porch folk.” While that still rings true, The Lumineers have proven they don’t ascribe to any one genre or any one kind of songwriting. “You see a lot of businesses have their flagship stores in Denver because I think it’s really friendly toward that idea of dreaming and coming here to make it happen. Family Life. Low 29F. Together, they write dark songs that are catchy enough to get you singing along without always thinking about what you’re singing about. More brands are realizing that flowers make people happy and creating designs with more muted dark colors which appeal to a male clientele.. Schultz’ shirt was made by “Sir Paul Smith.” “I really like his shirts,” says Schultz. When he turned 30 and was still sleeping on an air mattress on tour, he was ready to call it quits. “Wes was very much like, ‘We’ll try anything,’” Ulvang, now a touring member of The Lumineers, said. It helps that he comes off chill, like a guy who loves music, his family and ranch dressing and likes sharing silly selfies, sometimes from the dentist’s office, on Instagram. Regarded as one of most popular bands in the folk-rock/Americana space, the Grammy-nominated Lumineers have released three full-length albums, including a self-titled debut in 2012, "Cleopatra" in 2016 and "III" in 2019. It’s the kind of thing that reminds Schultz that people are listening. Once he and bandmate Jeremy Fraites arrived in the Mile High City, they made musician friends such as Stelth Ulvang who helped them find practice space, gigs and contacts for venues across the country. “We wanted to build a stage and set around this thing that really happened and do it in a way where she wasn’t feeling exposed, but I still could tell the true story.”, As he and Fraites were writing, they asked questions: “How does this happen?” “Is it generational?” “Is it nature or nurture?” “Is it passed down?”. Wesley Schultz, songwriter and co-founder of the Lumineers, therapeutically explores his family demons correlating Gloria’s life The band also has rallied for people to support the Save Our Stages Act, which would supply venues with much-needed grants to stay afloat. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.. Clear to partly cloudy. “We put her in rehab and did a number of things to help, and she didn’t really want to be saved,” he said. 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