"Folk Hop N' Roll" by Judah & The Lion on iTunes

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The title of this Nashville band's sophomore album tells you exactly what you're getting into: Rapid bursts of banjo and mandolin get down and dirty with hip-hop beats and guitars set to overdrive. In case you're still dubious, "Folk-Hop Sound" defines it for you, with its dual attack of bluegrass strings and rumbling bass, while "Take It All Back 2.0" swells with a fist-pumping crescendo that'd make Mumford & Sons blush. And if you're wondering where the “roll” of the album’s name comes in, go straight to bluesy, fuzzed-out rocker "Reputation."

EDITORS’ NOTES

The title of this Nashville band's sophomore album tells you exactly what you're getting into: Rapid bursts of banjo and mandolin get down and dirty with hip-hop beats and guitars set to overdrive. In case you're still dubious, "Folk-Hop Sound" defines it for you, with its dual attack of bluegrass strings and rumbling bass, while "Take It All Back 2.0" swells with a fist-pumping crescendo that'd make Mumford & Sons blush. And if you're wondering where the “roll” of the album’s name comes in, go straight to bluesy, fuzzed-out rocker "Reputation."

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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

116 Ratings

AMAZING

Willfairbank,

I love the direction that they took this album in. Well done!

It's going to be good!!!

Th3Guy,

I hope it's it's as good as their last!!!

About Judah & The Lion

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 more secular-oriented and pop-leaning Sweet Tennessee EP, which bore more of a resemblance to the uplifting nu-folk of Mumford & Sons 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 wistful Kids These Days, which rose to number four on Billboard's folk chart. For their follow-up, Judah & the Lion worked with producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) to deliver 2016's Folk Hop n' Roll, an album that further blended their myriad influences from hip-hop to indie rock and folk. By the end of that year, their breakout single "Take It All Back" had reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart and they followed it up in February 2017 with a new single, "Suit and Jacket." ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Nashville, TN
  • FORMED
    2011

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