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 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.
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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
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Steven D. Hudson