Judah & the Lion are a folk-pop trio based in Nashville, Tennessee. Singer/guitarist Judah Akers met mandolinist Brian Macdonald and banjo player Nate Zuercher through mutual friends and the three began playing together in late 2011. Initially aligning themselves with the Christian music scene, their debut EP First Fruits was a worship-themed record that blended expansive folk and bluegrass with rich, old-timey harmonies. A year later, they returned with the Sweet Tennessee EP which had more of a Mumford & Sons sound and launched them into the Top 20 of the Billboard bluegrass and folk charts. Building on that momentum, they finally released their first full-length album, 2014’s Kids These Days.
Judah & the Lion is set to release their new album, Folk Hop ‘N Roll, on March 5, 2016. The band will also be touring many cities and states across the United States during the Spring of 2016 releasing their new material. Make sure you grab tickets to their live show on April 8th, when they come through Austin.
Judah & the Lion
Friday, April 8th