Brian Hudson

Brian Hudson

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
BandFolkAdult Contemporary

Into the Black - Best Concept Album/Disc. Hudson is a master songwriter.
- John Ziegler
Duluth News Tribune (December 2010)


Brian Hudson is a singer-songwriter who very recently moved to New Orleans, LA.

He’s originally from Austin, TX and grew up enjoying the local flavors of music the city offered. Around 2001, he became a part of that sound when his band, The Hudsons, started gigging around town.

In 2009, after The Hudsons disbanded, Brian began performing under his own name. By 2010, he was once again a blue-collar working performer, playing 2-3 nights/week at venues around Texas and holding down a Sunday residency in Austin at Romeo’s.

Brian has shared stages with some excellent Texas-based performers and songwriters, including Adam Carroll, Owen Temple, Marshall Hood, Brian Keane, Dana Cooper, and Butch Morgan. He’s also been a featured guest at some of Texas's most revered temples of folk music, including Houston’s Anderson Fair (headlining), Galveston’s Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (headlining), Gruene Hall (song-swapping), the Rice Festival (mainstage), Tomball’s Main Street Crossing (headlining), and KPFT (live set).

In October of 2010, he released his first solo album, Into the Black. It was an eight-song album that he recorded alone in his friend’s garage. That album earned high praise from the Duluth News Tribune’s John Ziegler who named it Best Concept Album of 2010 and lavished, “Hudson is a master songwriter.”

In the Summer of 2011, Brian went on a six-week, thirty-date tour around the middle of the country with Houston’s award-winning songsmith Matt Harlan. Matt and Brian are currently making plans to hit the road again in the Summer of 2013.

Brian is also about to drop another album… it should be available for listening around Christmas of 2012.

As half of the original folk band, The Hudsons, Brian had a productive eight years of music-making. He and his band mate, Hudson Mueller, played with some fine musicians like the Belleville Outfit’s Phoebe Hunt, Wall Street’s Jason Vopni, and Los Angeles’s Leah Zeger. They were named “Best Folk Band” by the Austin Chronicle Readers’ Poll in ‘07 and ‘09. They held a steady gig for most of their time as a band at Austin’s Waterloo Icehouse at 6th and Lamar. They won two-years-in-a-row (’02 and ‘03) the University of Texas/Kerrville Folk Festival college songwriting award during their tenure at UT-Austin. They were featured main-stage acts at a variety of festivals around the USA and Canada including Kerrville Folk Festival, Live from the Rock, and Cornstalk. They played some prestigious folk music venues including the Cactus Cafe, Gruene Hall, the M-Room, Anderson Fair, the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, the Mucky Duck, and Threadgill's. They released three full-length albums (which received spins from Austin’s KUT, KO-OP, and KVRX, Houston’s KPFT, Bryan’s KEOS, Duluth’s KUMD, and even CBC-Ontario) and produced a handful of music videos in New York and Austin with MTV’s the Sniper Twins. And in 2007, the City of Austin named a day in November “The Hudsons Day.”

In 2008, Brian co-founded a short-lived rock group with Hudson Mueller and Kivett Bednar called the Nasty Clan, which recorded two EPs.

In 2010, Brian co-founded a short-lived rock group called Me and B with Marshall Hood and members of Austin’s popular Belleville Outfit. Me and B played a handful of shows and recorded a version of Brian’s rap classic “Where’s My Wallet?”

Published October 2012.


Brian Hudson
Into the Black, 2010

The Nasty Clan
Self-titled EP, 2009
Nastier as F*ck, 2010

The Hudsons
Songs About People, 2003
Live Album, 2005
Before I Sleep, 2007