Ham Jam House Concert

Brian Hudson and Drew Kennedy
10/02/2011

Brian Hudson and Drew Kennedy are both acomplished writers and experienced performers. They recently toured successfully together in the Northwestern states, performing almost continually for over two months. Hudson and Drew invited other songwriters and players to bring instruments and join in a "pickin' session" after their concert.

The Players...

Brian Hudson...

Brian, recently of the famous "Hudsons" band is noted for his diverse songwriting ability...no two songs are alike or even similar. He will make you laugh and cry, and will show you the broader scope of human emotion. Brian's acoustic guitar work is a delight. Almost all of his songs are woven with beautifully elequent and tasty guitar solos. He can wrap you around his little finger!

Brian's links...
www.brianhudsonmusic.com
www.hudsonandharlan.com
facebook.com/brianhudsoninc

Drew Kennedy...
I write songs for a living, and have been doing so since 2004.

I have three favorite guitars, one being a 1964 Gibson Country and Western, which (with the help of a fine luthier) I was able to return to a playable condition after finding it in a state of total disrepair. I love the way it sounds, and I think it likes having me around, as well. My second guitar is a 2002 Morgan Rosewood Dreadnaught that found me before I could find it. I ended up writing and recording most of 2011ís Fresh Water In The Salton Sea with her. It was providence, or it was good luck. I personally think theyíre both the same thing. My third guitar is a 2004 Gibson J45, which held a starring role in the movie Infamous. Unfortunately, Infamous lost the Hollywood Truman Capote Sweepstakes, and Capote beat it out of the gate. Infamous saw limited release and went to DVD pretty quickly. That being said, the guitar is probably still more famous than I am, even in all of itís DVD glory. If The Smoking Gun ever publishes an extravagant concert rider with my name on it, rest assured that the requests for seedless watermelon slices and Caciocavallo cheese came from the guitar, and not from me. I love music. I love hearing songs that are intelligent, thought provoking, and honest. They give me hope, and those who wrote them inspire me.

I recently finished recording my fifth album and writing my first novel, each of which I released in November of 2011. I decided to call them both Fresh Water In The Salton Sea. I think itís a clever title, but I am often wrong about these types of things. The music on the album and the words in the book both mean a great deal to me.

I live in New Braunfels, Texas with my wife, three dogs, a cat, and a generous school of fish that I try not to forget to feed when my wife assigns me the task (the fish, that isÖ the dogs let me know if Iím forgetting about them in their unmistakable way). We like it here.

I travel a lot for my job. Thereís not much of a point in writing songs if you donít share them with an audience. Besides, the dogs canít clap, I canít hear the fish, and the cat generally doesnít care about what I doÖ and everyone needs a little positive affirmation in their lives from time to time. So, I hope to see you at a show.

If youíd ever like to say hello, you can reach me via email ( info at drewkennedymusic.com ), smoke signal, telegraph, or carrier pigeon. Whichever is easiest for you.

Drew's links...
http://www.drewkennedymusic.com/