Judah & the Lion is headlining this year's First National Bank Taste of Fort Collins on Sunday, June 10. The band's a little folk, a little hip hop and a little rock 'n' roll, hence their album, Folk Hop N' Roll. But, I was surprised to learn how the band's banjoist, Nate Zuercher, got into the 'rock' part...

It was this...

Zuercher, a native Coloradan, was raised in a very musical home by parents in the symphony in Colorado Springs. He played a lot of instruments growing up, but he credits seeing the Jack Black movie School of Rock in sixth grade for getting him into guitar and rock 'n' roll.

Judah & the Lion isn't complete without a banjoist, so in a way, you can thank Jack Black for the killer band we have headlining this year's Taste of Fort Collins. You can listen to Zuercher talk about Jack Black (and Taste of Fort Collins) here: