It's rare that a band that started with a Craigslist ad has much success, but the Lumineers are the exception. In 2005, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites began collaborating and playing gigs around New York. But the city's high cost of living drove them to pack their bags and move to Denver, Colorado. There, the two posted the fateful Craigslist advertisement that led them to Neyla Pekarek, who had been playing cello for weddings.
Since then, the band has been nominated for two Grammys, and their first single "Ho Hey" went platinum.
Get ready for the Lumineers' Yahoo! On the Road performance by streaming these five tunes:
"Stubborn Love" - A Mumford & Sons-esque song with the twangy voice and catchy lyrics of the band's frontman, Wesley Schultz.
"Flowers in Your Hair" - A beautifully simple folk song about love.
"Ho Hey" - The song that catapulted the Lumineers to the top of the charts, it reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's been featured on television shows like "The Vampire Diaries" and "Bones," and in the film "Silver Linings Playbook." Taylor Swift even covered this song in a medley with her song "Stay Stay Stay."
"Dead Sea" - This song is perfect for a long drive by yourself so you can belt out the catchy chorus alone in the car.
"Submarines" - It's hard to not tap your toes to this song, with its heavy drums paired with a beautiful and melodic piano.
- Wesley Schultz