The Hudsons

The Hudsons


The Hudsons have restored my faith in the next generation of folk musicians." - Liz Harvey-Foulds; Producer, Red Rock Folk Festival "Voted Austin's best folk band 2007 and 2009" - Austin Chronicle


The story of The Hudsons is not a fairy tale. They are not the sort of band you’d watch a VH1 biopic about on a Sunday afternoon. The cigar-smoking-guy in the long white limo has yet to show up at one of their gigs and make their wildest dreams come true. Yet somehow they’ve managed to do without all that.

The Hudsons, based in Austin, Texas, have spent the last eight years performing, recording and promoting their own brand of acoustic music to an audience built the old-fashioned way — by driving from town to town and putting on outstanding shows.

Brian Hudson and Hudson Mueller share more than just a name. They both play acoustic guitar. And they both love a good song. It’s this love of the song that has kept them together for eight years. They’ve released three albums on their own Beans and Rice label. And they’ve won several awards (Kerrville songwriting champs two-years running, and an Austin Music Award for Best Folk Band ’06-‘07).

In 2007, the Hudsons found a musical soul-mate in violinist Leah Zeger. When she’s not playing in the Austin symphony she joins the boys. She adds beauty and sophistication with her violin and voice.

Brian and Hudson started sharing their homespun songs with each other at the original Waterloo Icehouse around the turn of the millennium. To this day, Waterloo remains the Hudsons’ headquarters. If the band is in town on a Thursday night, they’ll undoubtedly be at the Waterloo trying out their new material on an excited and loyal group of friends and fans.

When Friday rolls around, the Hudsons saddle up their trusty mini-van (affectionately dubbed Big Hud) and hit the road. A standard weekend may take them to College Station, Houston, Galveston, or the Hill Country. But the Hudsons isn’t just a Texas phenomenon. They’ve been everywhere: Santa Fe, NM; New York City; Ontario. And everywhere they go, the Hudsons impress and inspire audiences, leaving a trail of CDs and koozies in their wake.


2003: "Songs About People"
2005: "Live Album"
2007: "Before I Sleep"

Set List

The Hudsons play up to three hour-long sets of original folk music with a handful of covers by artists like Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Uncle Walt's Band, and Todd Snider.