- New Newsletter and a Tumblr Account
For the long-form news on affairs with my musical life, please check out the Newsletter and for a blow-by-blow, on my musical activities, check out my Tumblr blog. Also, my new CDs are available to order from CDBaby now.
I'll be busking hard over the next couple of weeks while Jazz Fest fills New Orleans with even more visitors than usual. Come find me on Royal or Chartres singin' solo or backing up Christina Friis!
- An Update on Affairs...
Re: New album...
Diligently, I've been wading through the tasks created following a successful Kickstarter campaign. I got cds mailed out to all of you who supported my new album. Cross your fingers the postal service don't bungle it!
Also, Comfort Quest is now available on CDBaby... here's that link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brian7.
It'll be on Itunes soon.
My patchwork musical career continues on its strange course in New Orleans. Last night, I hit the street with my comrade Christina Friis-Nielson and her friend Chris Adkins. We jammed at the corners of Royal/St. Louis and Royal/Toulouse.
The streets of the French Quarter are open to anyone who fancies himself an entertainer. People camp in their minivans in front of the prime corners and stake their claim on the valuable real estate for the next day.
A busker's permit is not required. And so the result is that the French Quarter has someone on practically every corner practicing their crafts all day long... and that's what I'm doing too.
Re: Other mentionables
I'll be headed to Houston this weekend to celebrate a wedding... congratulations to Matt and Rachel!
Please note that the show on Wednesday, November 14th at 14 Pews in Houston is not happening any longer. But I'll still be playing Thursday in Galveston at the Old Quarter and Friday in Houston at JP Hops House, both shows with Matt Harlan.
My apologies to everyone, especially Patricia, who I know had wrangled her possee together for this one...
- No-News News
Looking forward to getting back to Texas to play some more music this November... in the meantime, I've been getting my internet avatar up to date... linked in a couple of old videos on this website I mined from Youtube... polished up the old Sonic Bids page.
Been having a nice Sunday in front of the computer screen...
- Brian Hudson Incorporated Relocates Corporate Headquarters
Time for the annual update. Brian Hudson Incorporated Headquarters has recently relocated to New Orleans just in time for a storm. But not to worry folks, not even God could slow down capitalist progress...
Here at Brian Hudson Inc, we're committed to getting the edge on our competition. So while the rest of the folkies are holing up in their shanties across the Crescent City, striking campfires and communing through song, we're donning suit and tie as we prepare to strike important business relations with the man.
Anyway, I just wanted everyone to know that we're still working smart over here at Brian Hudson Inc.
Not to worry though Texans, we're still keeping regional offices in our favorite cities. Feel free to check the Shows section of this site to find out when we'll be open for business.
Also, for all you planners, the Tomball show at Main St. Crossing has been moved to September 20...
- Note from Minnesota
We’ve been having a great time folks. We’ve had the privilege of seeing much of the American Mid and North West and have been enjoying the cooler weather up in these parts.
Since Harlan won the million dollar guitar and got to perform at Telluride almost three weeks ago, we’ve been through Utah, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota playing gigs, seeing old buds, and making some new ones on our way. We’ve performed at yoga studios, wineries, bars, coffee shops, parties, and after-parties as well. One after-party in particular landed us under a brilliant display of stars beside a scene at Idaho’s Red Fish Lake that might make old Bob Ross blush with envy (if he wasn’t dead).
We also played a gig where there were more dogs than people. It got me in a sentimental mood missing the hound I had to leave on the farm.
Now before we part ways, Harlan and I want to point you guys toward a very special upcoming show at Flipnotics in Austin on July 23rd. Not only will this be a homecoming show of sorts me and ol’ Harl, but we’re also going to have the privilege and honor of hearing the great Owen Temple and Adam Carroll as they interpret the music of legendary country music songwriter Gary Floater. Me and Matt might end up doing a Floater song as well, so save your ears for this great bill folks!
Matt and I also want to thank the following people for the kindness they’ve shown us on our tour: John Wilson in Houston, John and Lori in Duluth, Mike Swenson for the hang in Bismarck, James in Bismarck, Reba in Ogden (for a rich hang on a work night), Lee Penn Sky and Callie for digs in Boise, Marsha and Denise in Sandpoint, Mary Louise and Patty Zapp in Missoula, and Parker Graves and family in Billings.
Check out the new newsletter for more propaganda!
- Harlan Won Telluride Troubadour Competition
We got to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on the 16th. Matt won a slot, out of 600 contestants, to compete against nine other singer/songwriters from around the country in the Troubadour Competion held here annually. Anyway, he won the thing yesterday, and so we’re gearing up to watch him singer-songwrite his way into the hearts of about a zillion stoned Festivarians tonight before the Decemberists take the stage! Way to go Matt!
The Telluride Festival gets the Hudson/Harlan thumbs up. Also, big thanks to Mateo Meany and his roomie Sarah for the Denver digs and the morning hang and big breakfast.