Judah and the Lion Archive

Music Monday

Music Monday

Introducing MUSIC MONDAY, MusicBham’s weekly feature for Magic City Weekend. Every Monday we highlight the week’s shows performing in Birmingham! Check out our video and artist’s Spotify playlist below, and as always, don’t forget to follow us @MusicBham and @MagicCityWeekend on FaceBook and Instagram! In this edition, we preview the show’s for April 16 – 22.
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Judah & The Lion

Judah & The Lion

Years before forming one of Nashville’s most genre-bending bands, the members of Judah & the Lion grew up in separate corners of the U.S., listening to every type of music that came their way. They loved it all: the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll, the punch of pop. Later, after college brought all four musicians to Tennessee, it only made sense to combine those different backgrounds —and different sounds —together. With their second full-length album, Folk Hop N Roll, the guys shine a light on the place where their influences overlap. It’s a wide-ranging sound, with fuzz bass, hip-hop percussion, distorted banjo riffs, and super-sized melodies all stirred into the same mixing pot. “There’s no boundaries,” says front man Judah Akers, who shares the band’s lineup with drummer Spencer Cross, mandolin player Brian Macdonald, and banjo wiz Nate Zuercher. “We wanted to make something raw, something with attitude. We all grew up loving these hip-hop beats, so why not make an album that has the grit of Run DMC or Beastie Boys, along with all the folk instruments that we play?” Like Kids These Days —the band’s debut record,which climbed to…

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Ben Rector, Judah and the Lion

Ben Rector, Judah and the Lion

Ben Rector
Ben Rector is an American musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. His most recent record, Brand New, was released in August 2015. Ben has independently sold over 250,000 albums and 2 million single-song downloads.
Judah and the Lion
Judah & the Lion is an americana-folk band from Nashville, Tennessee started in 2011. They released an independent EP in 2013 entitled Sweet Tennessee that received commercial success on numerous Billboard charts.

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