Andrew Ripp / Judah and the Lion
Andrew Ripp creates music that pushes the boundaries of genre stereotypes, blending the energetic beats of pop music into the depth and groove of soul music. Since beginning his career in 2005, Ripp's songs and records have successfully impacted a diverse and growing audience, including those who appreciate the nuances of a well-crafted album and those who simply want to hear a catchy tune.
Ripp celebrated a No. 1 album on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart in 2010 with his album She Remains the Same, which was the follow-up to his debut album in 2008, Fifty Miles to Chicago. Ripp, who is originally from Palatine, Illinois and now resides in Nashville, is no stranger to the national music scene, beginning his career as a songwriter and co-writing half of Ryan Cabrera's 2005 album, You Stand Watching, including the songs "You Shine On," which landed on Billboard's Hot 100. Ripp has had a hand in writing songs that have been featured on American Idol, One Tree Hill, and Live to Dance.
Watch a music video for Andrew Ripp's "Forever After Love" here:
Judah & the Lion is an Americana folk band with roots in Nashville. Drawing on many influences, the band's folk instrumentation showcases fresh musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies. The band got its start in December of 2011 and exists to create honest and relatable music. Lead singer Judah Akers, banjo player Nate Zuercher, and mandolinist Brian Macdonald lead the group and are honored to play with a band of talented musicians.
Watch a music video for Judah & the Lion's "Sweet Tennessee" here: