The Lumineers' Neyla Pekarek on Her Influences and Unusual Pre-Show Ritual

The Lumineers are unquestionably Colorado's biggest musical success story of the last few years. The Americana outfit is therefore a fitting headliner for tonight's concert celebrating the inauguration of governor John Hickenlooper, who is starting is second term.

Hickenlooper is a longtime fan of the band and a slew of other Colorado artists, frequently championing them in interviews and featuring them in his official programming. In addition to the Lumineers, tonight's sold-out show at the Ogden Theatre will feature the String Cheese Incident, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Ahead of the show, we spoke with Lumineers cellist and vocalist Neyla Pekarek about why she makes music and her unusual pre-show rituals.