JUDAH & THE LION Releases First Single and Video for 'Rich Kids'

Nashville based trio Judah & the Lion is thrilled to share the first single and video from their debut album with the world this week!

The album, Kids These Days, is their debut studio full-length and it's due out on September 9th via Good Time Records. The album was recorded in Nashville this past March with the incredibly talented Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) producing and they enlisted Pete Lyman (Best Coast, Jason Isbell, Ben Harper) to master. The result is 11 honest heartfelt songs that capture the passion and youthful spirit of the three founding members - Judah Akers, Brian Macdonald and Nate Zuercher.

Brian shared his enthusiasm for finally sharing the video with the world: "Tie your shoes tight, put on your seatbelt, and call your Mom, before I do! We've got songs to share with you, about life, fun, and love. The 'Rich Kids' music video gives a good smörgåsboard of our adventures, friends, and general love of life." Nate also chimed in on getting the songs out there and on why "Rich Kids" is the first song they decided to share: "We've been sitting on these songs for months and I'm stoked that people can hear them now. 'Rich Kids' is a great representation of the record in its high energy and youthful spirit. We just want to have fun and this song is that."

Judah & the Lion originally came to be in 2011. The three members met through mutual friends when Judah - guitar, lead vocals - was looking for a banjo player to write music with him. He was introduced to Nate who plays banjo and Brian who plays mandolin and the three hit it off immediately. While coming from somewhat different backgrounds mostly thanks to geography - Judah is from Tennessee, Nate is from Colorado and Brian is from Illinois - the three discovered that they not only shared a love of music but also shared similar values and belief systems which made their initial bond even stronger.

The band is ready to move into the next part of their journey with the release of Kids These Days. "It's been a weird thing to hold on to these new songs for so long," Judah said this week. "We are used to the record it and show it mentality so it feels amazing having 'Rich Kids' out! My momma is happy too." The band will embark on a big US headlining tour this fall, check out full dates below and reach out to us if you'd like to snag an advance copy of the album.

All confirmed tour dates are below and for the most up to date information, check out www.judahandthelion.com.

Judah and the Lion Confirmed US Fall Dates:
October 1st @ New Earth Music Hall in Asheville, NC
October 2nd @ The Square Room in Knoxville, TN
October 3rd @ Exit/In in Nashville, TN
October 4th @ The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
October 7th @ Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA
October 8th @ The Studio at Webster Hall in New York, NY
October 9th @ World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA
October 10th @ Café 939 at Berklee in Boston, MA
October 11th @ Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA
October 12th @ Feed CO in Milton, DE
October 15-16 @ Mulberry Mountain Harvest Fest in Ozark, AR
October 17th @ The Hi-Tone in Memphis, TN
October 18th @ Rhythm & Brews in Chattanooga, TN
October 23rd @ Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, NC
October 25th @ The State Theatre in Culpeper, VA
October 29th @ Grand Stafford Theater in Bryan, TX
October 30th @ Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX
November 6th @ George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR
November 8th @ Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO
November 12th @ The Maintenance Shop in Ames, IA
November 13th @ 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, MN
Novmeber 14th @ Redstone Room @River Music Experience in Davenport, IA
November 15th @ Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL

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