Come And Go
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Come And Go

Santa Monica, California, United States

Santa Monica, California, United States
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The best kept secret in music


"Press Reviews"

Michael Popke

Come and Go: Shinebox — Taking its name from an unreleased Allman Brothers Band song (“Come and Go Blues”), this California-by-way-of Oklahoma alt-country/rock band wrote and played most of the 12 songs on Shinebox long before they recorded them with Aerosmith producer Scott Gordon (Just Push Play). Which explains why this Southern-rock-meets-California-pop music sounds so natural. The pulse of Come and Go is brothers Shane and Shannon Hudson, whose sunshine-y melodies and harmonies, Rolling Stones swagger and straightforward lyrics kept Shinebox blasting in my car and at my desk all summer. This is album number five from these guys; I'm now in the market for albums one through four.

Reviewed by Larissa Rose

Alt country meets California pop. That’s how California’s Come and Go is billed. That’s a pretty accurate description, though I might elaborate and say it’s like good country writing, with a beat and music that makes you smile and tap your foot. Lead singer Shannon Hudson’s southern twang might seem out of place with his backing music, but his thick, powerful voice keeps him from sounding like a cross-over country singer. The album incorporates every style of song, from the peppy pop of “New Morning Light” to the barroom anthem “Don’t Stop.” Then there’s the token acoustic, piano, heartfelt “Home.” Songs like “Someone For Me,” with its irregular beat and forefront bass, and the country sound of “You’ll Never Break My Heart” take me back to Better Than Ezra’s Deluxe. “Singing Alone” is one of my favorite tracks, kicking off with Hudson’s voice over a simple piano, but then rips into the full band, and continues to alternate between slow and soulful and hard and rocking. “California Skies” is a catchy little pop-sounding ditty, with country lyrics like “Pickup’s busted down again,” a prime example of the mixture of country and pop the band is becoming known for. “Back to You” is the hardest track on the album, and turned out to be my least favorite. While it had a good beat, rockin’ guitar and sliding bass, Hudson’s voice doesn’t have the same effect in the rock/soft punk style. The album is out now, and fans of Southern rock, and, quite frankly, alt country will dig it.

Alex Henderson – All Music Guide

Modern country radio has, at times, been described as a refuge for disenchanted rockers who don't care for the post-Nevermind alternative rock of the '90s and 2000s; the alternative country/No Depression field, meanwhile, has been described as a refuge for country fans who don't care for the music on modern country radio. Some nu-country converts insist that they turned to Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, and Shania Twain because alternative rock isn't hooky enough (an unfair generalization, certainly), and many alt-country/No Depression converts will tell you they listen to the Blood Oranges because Hill, Twain, and similar artists are too slick and contrived. But no one can accuse Come & Go's Shinebox of being either too slick or not hooky enough; this country-influenced roots rock band has hooks galore, and the group's songs aren't ultra-slick. Actually, their material is enjoyably organic; drawing on Southern influences that range from the Allman Brothers to the Black Crowes, Come & Go bring a lot of heart to infectious tracks like "Love Saves the World," "California Skies," and "Singing Alone." Although based in Los Angeles, Come & Go leaders Shannon Hudson (lead vocals) and his brother Shane Hudson (guitar) previously lived in Texas and the Midwest -- and that down-home feeling of America's heartland is all over this 2005 release. But the Hudson brothers don't go out of their way to embrace the hell-raisin' good ol' boy stereotypes that have characterized Southern rockers ranging from Molly Hatchet and Lynyrd Skynyrd in the '70s to Alabama Thunder Pussy in the '90s and 2000s -- their approach is a lot of more introspective. Shinebox, which is Come & Go's fifth album and their first for the Irving, TX-based Purify label, isn't groundbreaking, but it's an enjoyable, well-crafted effort that roots rock enthusiasts should be aware of.

Reviewer: john sheldon ivany (click for website)
If the alt. country of Nashville can be overgeneralized as a roots focused subgenre, than the Los Angeles faction of can be said to look to the energy of pop, punk and rock for focus. Come and Go certainly takes the energy of an uptempo strain of rock'n'roll, and they attend the Chaparral school of country. They, alongside bands like Hank Floyd and Idaho Falls, have been the staple of L.A. clubs for the last few years. The blend of country swing, rock energy and a focus on subject matter closer to the concrete heart of most Angelenos packs the house at the Whiskey A Go Go on a Friday night. Come and Go is led by brothers Shannon and Shane Hudson. These two had written the songs for Shinebox prior to the creation of the album. The opener, "Sugar" delivers a rocking yet melodic introduction to the band. "Someone for Me" oscillates with the force of a soaring rock song, as the roots of their sound become more and more evident throughout the album. Often the sound seems at odds with itself, though never without an enjoyable moment. If the guitars and beats could be placed under the voice of a punk rock vocalist, it would become punk rock with inflections of country. If a rock singer were to be there instead it would become rock. The only portion of Come and Go that is definitely country are the lead vocals. The collision of Country and alt. (punk, rock, folk, pop, roots, what-you-will) has produced several iterations of worth. Come and Go is one of the worthwhile offspring of these conjunctions. Shinebox displays the pop sensibilities of the Hudson Brothers, and surely will take them from KZLA to around the country in no time.

Reviewer: J-Sin - (click for website)


Alt-country has been making some headlines lately with artists like Bright Eyes whose occasional swing towards the genre have sparked renewed interest in a style that hasn’t seen a lick of real popularity for quite some time. Come and Go might just help helm the genre forging ahead with sparkling attitudes and riffs that even the most mighty boots couldn’t help stomping to. Scott Gordon rings in with a tremendous production effort relying on his past resume of work with such luminaries as Alanis Morissette, Ringo Starr, and Aerosmith to make his name but showing that its projects like “Shinebox” that best show off his skills. - J-Sin

Looking for that "American Pie" soundtrack sound? Come And Go is your fix! It starts right away with "Sugar". "West To California" kicks in with a bit of a sped up blues riff and they even throw in a harmonica in for good measure. "New Morning Light" has that late morning, drivin down the highway on your day off vibe to it. "Someone For Me" is actually the first track to have some sort of descending riff but it only lasts until the chorus kicks in. The required ballad slides in at the fifth spot with "Singing Alone". A clean sounding track mostly centered around the vocal over piano with a semi-acoustic / electric chorus. (See also "Home") "You'll Never Break My Heart" continues that semi-acoustic / electric style with that "end of movie / roll the credits" vibe. (see also "Rescue Me") Time for a pop/punk/semi-ska like track with "California Skies". The positive vibe continues with "Don't Stop". The Hardest rockin track shows up near the end with "Back To You" before closer "Love Saves The World" brings "Shinebox" to an end. Or does it? The track falls silent until about the 5.30 mark when a distant, underwater sounding slow riff prevails and rings out for the duration of the track. For all the latest news and info check out the Come And Go website at
- Press Reviews


Shinebox - Purify Records 2005
The single from this album, "Sugar", is available online and has gotten airplay on over 65 radio stations nationwide.


Feeling a bit camera shy


COME AND GO started out like many of their songs, as an idea scribbled on a bar room napkin in the late night hours. With a name taken from an Allman Brothers’ song, and the Midwest raisings of both Shane Hudson (songwriter/lead guitar) and Shannon Hudson (songwriter/lead vocals), there wasn’t much doubt what type of band COME AND GO would become. After forming in Malibu, California in late 1997, the band quickly started cutting their teeth as the house band at the Malibu Inn, an oceanside dive that catered to college students, local dregs, and movie stars. The many beer-soaked hours on that stage gained the band a following in the Malibu area, and in the neighboring metropolis of Los Angeles. As lead singer Shannon Hudson says, “Those shows truly molded us into a band. We were shaped by that bar and the audiences there.”

COME AND GO began hitting the LA clubs in ’99, and built a buzz with their high-energy live performances at such famous clubs as the Whisky A GoGo, the Troubadour, the Viper Room, and the El Rey Theater. During these shows, the strengths of the band started to be apparent, powerful vocals, Americana rock-guitar sounds, and sing along melodies. These live shows were captured and eventually released as the live album NOT DEAD IN L.A. The album was recorded in one take at one show at the Whisky. Shannon explains, “That album was a photograph. All we did was master it. No overdubs, no edits. We just took the sound straight from the house microphones at the Whisky.” Although rough in areas, the live album captured the energy of the shows, and sold well to the increasing fan base of the band.

In 2001 the band cut a record at Expressions Studios in Emeryville, CA called OUT OF THE VALLEY. “It was simply filling the demand for people who wanted to buy the music at shows,” says Shannon, “We thought we’d just be selling them to fans in L.A.” After getting reviewed in various places, the album sold over 1,000 copies including many that were sold overseas via the internet. This success, along with several shows in Hollywood gained the band an honorable mention for the LA Weekly MVP Award, an award given to the top bands in the area based upon reader voting.

After this album, COME AND GO began to shift toward the growing Alt-Country / Americana movement. They started to push their sound in the direction of bands like Wilco, Ryan Adams, and Son Volt. "The shift seemed like home," Shannon explains, "After spending so many years in Texas and Oklahoma, Shane and I were naturally drawn to the sound." Songwriting also became a bigger focus in the band. Shane says, "We really started to push each other on melodies, and were pretty hard on each other as far as what was good enough to be played by the band." With a clear focus, COME AND GO began to create their own distinct sound: Music with the earnest Midwest themes and rock sounds of Alt-Country alongside infectious pop melodies. The next step was to get the song captured in a recording.

After seeking out record companies, COME AND GO signed up with Texas-based Purify Records after touring Texas and New York. Purify teamed up the band with producers Scott Gordon (Aerosmith, Alanis Morisette) and Dustin Boyer (Descanso) to record their debut album “Shinebox” at the famous Sage and Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA. As label head Jon Mark Harmon says: “Purify believes in seeking out talented people and letting them do what they do best. When I saw COME & GO live the first time, they stood out as a band ready to break; they had an amazing live show and tunes that instantly stuck in your head. We’re ecstatic about the release of Shinebox and proud to be associated with such talented artists.”

The album was released in May of 2005, and has been met with critical acclaim.

Michael Popke of - “The pulse of COME AND GO is brothers Shane and Shannon Hudson, whose sunshine-y melodies and harmonies, Rolling Stones swagger and straightforward lyrics kept Shinebox blasting in my car and at my desk all summer.”

Alex Henderson – All Music Guide / iTunes – “…it's an enjoyable, well-crafted effort that roots rock enthusiasts should be aware of.”

John Sheldon Ivany – JSI Top 21 – “Shinebox displays the pop sensibilities of the Hudson Brothers, and surely will take them from KZLA to around the country in no time.”

Larissa Rose – Away Team – “…fans of Southern rock, and, quite frankly, alt country will dig it.”

COME AND GO followed up the release of the album with a 4-month national tour. The band has played over sixty shows since June of 2005, and trekked from Los Angeles to Maine, and almost everywhere in between. The band has won over audiences of all ages with their tenacious whiskey-soaked rock, and has become one of the hardest-working bands in the business alongside so many other Alt-Country bands like Slobberbone (The Drams), The Drive-By Truckers, and The Old 97’s.

“We’re a meat and potatoes touring ban