State Farm Neighborhood Sessions

The guys came from different backgrounds, but music bonded them with purpose. With songs like “Take It All Back,” Judah & the Lion relentlessly sparks a joy in others through the music they love and create.

Part 1: How the Band Got Here

Hear the story of how music, friendships, and the spirit of Nashville brought this band together in college. And how, at the start, the guys were given sage advice to help them ground their character and create a sound that’s all their own.

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Part 2: Backyard Concert for #LOVEPUP

Spreading hope, instilling purpose, and giving back are at the heart of Judah & the Lion. Their commitment to kids with special needs inspires them to encourage others to give back and find fulfillment in life.

“Your best life is going to be the most selfless one … because, at the end of all this, people are what matter.”


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. After college brought all four musicians to Tennessee, it only made sense to combine their 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.

“One of our biggest goals in making music is to bring joy to people.” – Brian Macdonald

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.