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Secret to The Lumineers' Success? New Jersey Newspaper Columnist



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    The Lumineers, from left, Jeremiah Fraites, Wesley Schultz, Neyla Pekarek and Stelth Ulvang perform at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    A member of The Lumineers says a picture of a New Jersey newspaper columnist is the secret to the band's success.

    On Thursday, Jeremiah Fraites posted a picture of his keyboard on the folk rock band's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Taped to the keyboard is a photograph of The Record political columnist Herb Jackson.

    Fraites says he didn't know who Jackson was when he taped the picture to his keyboard 10 years ago but that "looking at him assures me creativity will flow."

    Jackson writes from Washington for the northern New Jersey newspaper and website, a partner of NBC 4 New York. 

    He wrote that the photo was "the most bizarre thing I've encountered in this job." He says he doesn't know what it is about the photo that's inspirational, but he's glad to help.

    The group began performing in New Jersey in 2005.