Judah & The Lion / Morningsiders / Nick Stevenson

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Friday / October 10, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
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Judah & the Lion

Judah & the Lion is an Americana pop trio 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 2011 and exists to create honest and relatable music. Lead singer Judah Akers, banjo player Nate Zuercher, and mandolinist Brian Macdonald present the kind of vocal harmonies that make the heart ache. The group has released two successful EPs, First Fruits and Sweet Tennessee. The latter blasted onto the Billboard charts, hitting the Top 20 in a variety of genres.

Morningsiders are a folk/pop duo featuring the songwriting pair of Magnus Ferguson (vocals/guitar) and Reid Jenkins (vocals/fiddle). Appearing as both a duo and full band, Morningsiders draw on an Americana folk foundation while also veering into the worlds of pop, rock, and jazz. Based in New York City, Magnus and Reid formed the group in 2012 as sophomores at Columbia University. The band's debut live music video, "Empress," quickly went viral around campus, and soon after, Morningsiders opened for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at Columbia's 2013 spring concert.

Influenced by a multitude of artists ranging from Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Rolling Stones, Nick Stevenson performs in a range of musical genres. Nick hit the performance scene when he was 12 years old, playing 45-minute blues and folk sets in bars. Armed with a guitar, harmonica, and voice, he is backed by a drummer and a bass player. Nick has been performing for nine years, and is ready to play any show he can throw together. 

Watch a music video for Judah & the Lion's "Sweet Tennessee" here: