Judah and the Lion, Tennessee’s sensational alternative rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Newport Music Hall!
Judah and the Lion was formed in Nashville in 2011 by Judah Akers (guitar and lead vocals), Brian Macdonald (mandolin and backing vocals), Nate Zuercher (banjo and backing vocals), and Spencer Cross (drums). While their musical style can be broadly classified as alternative rock, it’s best described as a blend of Americana (contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots oriented sound), bluegrass, folk, and rock music. They’ve had a variety of influences and Spencer said in an interview, “We listen to all kinds of stuff and did so growing up as well. Starting out in jazz band, I really loved Chicago, and then as I grew older really got into bands like Death Cab for Cutie and MuteMath. Judah listened to a lot of Tom Petty and 50 Cent growing up. Brian listened to a lot of Billy Joel and Jason Mraz. And Nates the resident punk-kid, but his parents are both in the symphony! So he's got quite an eclectic taste of music as well. We're just one big melting pot of musical influences.” They’ve had a stellar career with 3 studio albums and 4 singles.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to alternative rock music!