By Alma Reed
Written by Felicia Carter
Dancing in the grass with an audience of concert goers that are there for the same reason is an incredible feeling. Now that summer is quickly coming to an end, getting out to see the final shows of the season is crucial. It is prime dancing time to prepare for the winter to come. If summer has flown by before you have had a chance to enjoy it, calm down, there is still some prime dancing time for you.
Judah and the Lion is currently on their Pep Talks tour with Flora Cash and the duo offset each other perfectly.
Flora Cash can be described as Swedish-American indie pop and they have a very interesting story that is very google-worthy. With music that is soft, mellow, and easy to listen to, the band has existential lyrics that are hidden behind their tunes. Whether or not it is completely evident at first, everyone can relate to the things that Flora Cash sings about. They tackle growing old, changing relationships, and human emotions in a very artistic way.
The chemistry between the two singers is very natural; it is almost as if they are the only people in the area and they are enjoying this music together for the first time. They reveal they are married and that they met through Soundcloud in 2012. They spent the remainder of the show serenading the crowd with their dreamy music and lyrics, paving the way for an excellent night of music.
Judah and the Lion had one of the most captivating opening acts. Behind a white curtain, Pep Talks began to fill the venue as lights flashed and revealed silhouettes of each member as they played and sang. Their music is vastly different than the opening act and it showed in the energy of the crowd. Audience members jumped and danced as lead singer Judah Akers passionately belted out his life’s work. The curtain fell and the crowd went even wilder.
Thick guitar chords filled the air, accompanied by the mandolin and banjo. Though their music is very high energy, there was still an opportunity to kick back and enjoy the hearty vocals and melodies that are the essence of the band. They played songs from each of their albums and drew the crowd in closer with a song that almost everyone knows: “All the Small Things” by Blink-182. The passion in Akers performance and the way he called his fans “family” truly made it a unique experience.
If you are a die hard Judah and the Lion fan, their summer 2019 tour will not disappoint. If you are new to this band, give them a try and get your prime dancing time in before summer comes to an end!