The Hudsons at Susanna's Kitchen in Wimberley, Texas
"Harmonic with vox, witty with the pen, generous of melody, it's easy to see how and why the Hudsons have engendered a loyal local following..." David Lynch, Austin Chronicle

The Hudsons are quite possibly the hardest-working folk group in Austin and you can enjoy their music live, Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Susanna's Kitchen.

Over the years the Hudsons have won multiple awards, including Best Folk Band from the Austin Music Awards in 2007. They've toured all over the U.S. and Canada, produced three albums, three t-shirts, one koozie, and three bumper stickers. They've even created a whole new business model for small-time bands--playing out so often that your career imitates a regular job.

Hudson Mueller and Brian Hudson play guitars and write the songs for the group while Jason Vopni and Leah Zeger provide bass and violin respectively.

The Hudsons' catalogue is populated by a diverse range of songs. With their acoustic orientation, they've found a comfortable home in the folk community, but the group shies away from no genre.  They're the proud purveyors of folk-rap, rhyming stories of planets ambling into a raucous party in the middle of the sun.  Other songs ring of their singer-songwriting heroes Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Elliott Smith, Randy Newman, and Willie Nelson.  They've defined themselves by playing the songs they write, however they happen to sound.  

Hudson Mueller grew up singing in the choir and he's made his living singing for his entire professional life.  He commands an unusual and brilliant voice and directs his powers towards good ends.  His delivery is practiced yet natural, and he strives to deliver the feeling of a song when singing.  He plays a mean swing guitar and is an incredibly inventive songwriter.  

Brian Hudson is living proof that anyone can sing.  He has a relatable and honest voice that plays well off the complexity of the Hudsons' music.  He is a talented and adept lead guitarist capable of translating a mood through his instrument.  

Jason Vopni may be insanely tall but he's no slouch on that big bass.  His playing is sturdy, and he has a penchant for music that grooves.  He's new to folk music having arrived recently from the jazz world, in which he developed his melodic sense and improvisational talent.  

Leah Zeger has traveled the world with the internationally renowned string ensemble Barrage and is currently the youngest member of the Austin Symphony.  She's been playing violin since she was six and has never worked outside music in all her twenty-four years.  She sings beautifully too.  

Their discography includes "Songs about People," "Live Album," and "Before I Sleep."

Susanna's Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse open to the public. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults,$5 for children, childcare is available (ticket prices vary per show).  Pie from Wimberley Pie Company, organic coffee from Hill Country Natural Foods, and hot tamales are always on site!  Doors open at 7:00 pm, with music starting at 7:30.  This is a smoke-free, alcohol-free venue.