Judah & the Lion - Going to Mars Tour

Music Farm Productions Present

Judah & the Lion - Going to Mars Tour

Billy Raffoul

Thu, September 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Music Farm Columbia

Columbia, SC

$22 ADV * $25 DOS

This event is all ages

$3 Surcharge at the door for those under 21. Cash only.

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
Like Kids These Days — the band's debut record, which
climbed to number four on the Bill- board Folk Chart and
number two on the genre-wide Heatseekers chart after its
release in September 2014 — Folk Hop N Roll was
produced by award winner Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill
Simpson, Chris Stapleton). Cobb captured the band's new
songs in a series of quick, inspired takes, aiming for
performances that sounded real and raw rather than
polished and per- fect. Everything was done in just two
weeks. The goal was to fuel the album with the same
electricity that fills the band's live show.
An independent band whose success has arrived not on the
back of some big- budget major label, but through the band's
own touring, Judah & the Lion have built a large, loyal
fanbase on the road. They played 150 shows in 2015 alone,
stretching their gigs all across America and Scandinavia.
Along the way, they shared stages with artists like Mat
Kearney, Drew Holcomb, and Ben Rector. That sort to drive
— the commitment to chasing down their dreams, one encore
at a time — also fuels the lyrics that appear on Folk
Hop N Roll, a record whose songs spin stories of struggle,
triumph, and all points in between.
"This record was made for the live show," Akers promises.
"Our shows are all about the experience we share with our
fans. We know that people work everyday jobs or go to
school, and they're dealing with life, and yet they're still
choosing to spend the night with us. We don't take that
lightly. We give them an experience. We throw an absolute
rage. And all the songs were made with that in mind. They're
fun, carefree, and youthful, and we live our lives that way,
Anthemic and wildly creative, Folk Hop N Roll is unlike
anything else in modern music. It's a rule-breaking record,
with Judah & the Lion creating a sound that belongs entirely
to them. From the earthy stomp of roots music to the bold
bounce of hip-hop, Folk Hop N Roll casts a wide net, proof
that Judah & the Lion — who are now four releases into their
career — have developed quite the roar.
Continuing the success of Folk Hop N’ Roll, Judah & the
Lion’s hit single, “Take It All Back 2.0”, recently reached the
#1 spot on the Alternative charts. The band also looks
forward to US tours with Twenty One Pilots, Kaleo, Incubus
and Jimmy Eat World, and World Wide headline dates in
Venue Information:
Music Farm Columbia
1022 Senate Street
Columbia, SC, 29201