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-size melodies all stirred into the same mixing pot.
"There's no boundaries," says front man Judah Akers, who shares the band's lineup with Brian Macdonald (mandolin), and Nate Zuercher (banjo). "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?"
Anthemic and wildly creative, Folk Hop N Roll is unlike anything else in modern music.
Judah & the Lion has supported Twenty One Pilots, Kaleo, Incubus and Jimmy Eat World among others.