Through sonic inspiration from legends like Bill Withers and Billy Joel and personal influences such as Hudson’s father, a Mississippi native and blues pianist, his grandmother Connie Stevens, an Italian singer/actress of the old Hollywood era, and Hudson’s “Ratpack” gang of friends The Hounds, Hudson creates a multifaceted body of work with intense attention to detail and musical maturity while still making you want to dance and drink whiskey.
His lead single “Last Call,” a nostalgic hymn for his youth, makes the perfect introduction. It’s a song about The Hounds - a group of young artists who grew up together in an environment often too intense for their age. “I always searched for the family I found in The Hounds. We’re all these misfit toys who saved each other’s lives,” says Hudson. “Last Call” is about camaraderie and loyalty. “When everyone’s left the bar, it’s about who’s left.”