...pic of Steve Steve Hudson
stand-up musician


Steve Hudson has carved himself into the funnybones of America as a blackbelt musician who has achieved a high degree of comic consciousness, demonstrating just how dangerous a guitar and piano can be in the right hands.

Formerly based in Los Angeles, Steve headlined popular West Coast and national comedy venues, hundreds of College concerts, and had been a regular guest on, as well as guest-hosted San Diego's only live morning television talk show, "Sun-Up San Diego" (KFMB-TV[CBS]), but his deft ability to mix comedy and music has made him a smash opener for Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, comics Rodney Dangerfield, Louis Anderson, Yakov Smirnoff, as well as friends Harry Anderson, Jay Johnson, Steve Harvey, and Brad Garrett. In addition, Steve is a popular feature and M.C. at corporate shows including Continental Airlines, USAirways, John Alden Insurance Co., to name a few, and has Emceed dozens of awards programs and benefit concerts.

Steve Hudson brings to the stage his genuine enthusiasm, smart & original comedy, and a serious musical ability that gives his performances an amazing 3-dimensionality.

Prior to being an admitted comedian, Steve was a much-requested studio & stage musician, versed in a variety of musical genre: Classics to Jazz, Rock to Rag, Wagon Train..a Hud-pic... to Soul Train. He's played pedal steel, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, organ, synths, trombones, and dollar bills. 

His broad versatility, clear sense of instrument voicing, and the rhythms of ensemble performance, allow him to play with a fullness uncommon to acoustic solo acts. 

As music-writer and producer, he has been involved in recording projects as varied as scoring & narrating a collection of Children's stories by author, Celeste White, to his own highly regarded, comedic music album, Pick of the Litter, and his ability is as natural and as beautifully timed as his comedy. 

Steve now brings this cerebral juggling act back to the East coast; to his native Virginia, and he hasn't traveled all this way with his eyes closed either. Steve Hudson sticks his hands into the cracks of life, pulls out the funny stuff, and creates a very digable art. 


2. a partial list of gigs...

Wolf Trap, Washington, D.C. 
University of Alaska/Fairbanks 
California State Univ./Riverside 
California State Univ./San Diego 
California State Univ./Sacramento
University of San Francisco
University of Santa Clara/CA 
Montana State Univ./Bozeman
Montana Tech/Butte
Eastern Oregon State/Le Grande
Western Oregon State College
Spokane C.C./WA
College of Southern Idaho
Big Bend C.C./Moses Lake
Wenatchee Valley College/WA
Highline C.C./Seattle, WA
Westminster College/Fulton, MO
Millersville College/PA
Univ. of the Pacific/Stockton, CA
University of Wisconsin/Waukesha
Walla Walla C.C./....where else?
University of Tennessee/Martin
Middle Tennessee State Univ.
Mars Hill College/NC
Converse College/SC
Emory University/Atlanta, GA
Embry-Riddle A. U /Daytona, FL
Rollins College/FL
College of Notre Dame/CA
Modesto Junior College/CA 
Cochise College/Douglas
Northern Arizona Univ./Flagstaff
California State University/Chico
Tacoma C.C./WA
Pacific Lutheren University/WA 
Oregon Institute of Technology
Columbia Basin C.C./WA
The Cellar Door
Geo. Washington Univ./DC...Lisner Aud.

  • An Evening With Steve Hudson
  • The National Theatre, Wash, DC
  • The Birchmere, Alexandria,  VA
  • St. Martin's College
  • Lower Columbia College/WA
  • University of Oregon/Eugene
  • Boise State University/ID
  • University of Montana/Missoula
  • Western Montana College/Dillon
  • Eastern Montana College/Billings
  • Linfield College/OR
  • Yakima Valley College/WA
  • Skagit Valley College/WA
  • Spokane Falls C.C./WA
  • Central Washington State
  • Pierce College/Tacoma, WA
  • Frostburg State Univ./W.VA 
  • Delta College/Stockton,CA 
  • Arizona State Univ./Tempe
  • University of Alabama/Huntsville
  • E.Tennessee State/Johnson City 
  • Mary Washington University/VA 
  • University of South Carolina
  • Georgia College/Millegeville
  • Murray State/KY
  • Green River C.C./WA
  • Virginia Tech
  • George Mason University/VA
  • Western Washington Univ.
  • Seattle University 
  • Yavapai College/AZ
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • California State Univ./Stanislaus 
  • California State Univ./Fresno
  • Centralia College/WA
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Eastern Washington Univ./Cheney
  • University of Virginia
  • Va. Military Institute (VMI)
  • Smart, original, funny, and nobody's been hurt!

    3.Media seems to like him...

    Singer-guitarist-pianist-oddball Steve Hudson...a daffy collection of musical comedy pieces. Hudson is a sort of counter-culture Victor Borge. He skewers everything from Elvis to "Chopsticks" with passing shots at health insurance and carpenter bees. At the moment, Steve Hudson doesn't get no respect; but just wait.

    Harry Sumrall, The Washington Post

    Good Clean Comedy.
    Richard Harrington, The Washington Post

    Hudson is a whimsical, highly engaging performer who seems out to prove that it is indeed possible for the average person to think, laugh, and tap one's toes all at the same time. 

    -The Phoenix Gazette

    He has an ear for the middling frustrations of life... a graceful guitar style that can lampoon a song without destroying it's beauty, and an unflinching eye for the bogus which he trains with hilarious effect on everyone from ingratiating blues singers to preening weathermen. 
    Boo Browning, The San Diego Union

    This quickwitted humorist singer/songwriter mixes Steve Martin & Michael Franks... (Pick of the Litter) is a wonderfully fun album. Most highly recommend. 
    Chris Lunn, The Victory Music Review


    ..more, if you want it,
    ~ Steve






    Steven D. Hudson