The Lone Bellow have played on some of the biggest stages, including at the recent Stagecoach and Newport Folk Festival. Now the trio, composed of Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin and Brian Elmquist, are ready to headline their own shows.

The threesome will spend the next several weeks opening for Dwight Yoakam and Deer Tick, before kicking off their own tour in New Jersey on Oct. 19. They are inviting their fans to help them design the official poster for their tour. The winning design will receive a cash prize, as well as promotion on the band's social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. Click here for more information.

The band's self-titled debut album, which was named one of the best albums of the year by People magazine, was produced by the Civil Wars producer Charlie Peacock. Enlisting Peacock's help to record the project seemed only fitting, since it was an unexpected opening slot for the Civil Wars in Philadelphia that gave them their inspiration to continue with music full-time.

"We rehearsed for three days straight to try and get our act together, and went to Philly and played our first real show as a group," Williams recalls. "It was so life giving; everything that everyone was playing had the overarching values of honesty, friendship and vulnerability."

The Lone Bellow's upcoming shows include appearances at the Americana Music Festival and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. See a complete list of concert dates here.