When: Thu., Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Do hip-hop beats and banjo go together? Can earnest folk also be as brash as glam-rock? If you ask Judah & the Lion, they’ll undoubtedly say, “Yes, they do, and yes, it can.” The independent, Tennessee-based quartet fearlessly combines its various musical proclivities into fresh, radio-ready bangers. Fuzzy bass, old-school beats and the majesty of stringed folk instruments converge like a jacked-up, musical jigsaw puzzle. The title of their latest album, Folk Hop N’ Roll, says it all. Judah & the Lion perform on Thursday, December 1, at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. Local popsters the Red Summer Sun open.