Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
“...Hudson K is the real deal, a band with influences galore but a sound that is their own, a rare quality in this day of the doppelgangers haunting the charts and airwaves..” Jim Sells, Enigma Magazine (Chattanooga, TN)
Hudson K weaves a kaleidoscope of sound using colors that range from exciting wall of sound rock to simple voice and piano: saloon hall whimsy, lyrical honesty, vocal harmony, strings, banjos, a Hammond organ, vintage pianos and trash-cans.
Songwriter and pianist, Christina Horn, earned a master’s degree in piano from the University of Tennessee. She cancelled her wedding, sold her house and left behind conservatory-style teaching and security to pursue her dream of being a songwriter and performer. Drummer Nate Barrett is a stand-out player in the southeast and regularly sits in with regional touring acts. Jeff Christmas, also classically trained, switches seamlessly between vocals, electric guitar leads and bass lines.
On Hudson K’s latest release, Shine: “Talk about an album that will get inside your head. Christina Horn may not be the first woman to pound on a piano while forcefully delivering confrontational lyrics in a hauntingly beautiful voice, but she definitely does it her own way. Really. These ten songs sound like little else, and make no mistake: that's a compliment.”
Three years of dedicated touring and regional success as a have transformed Hudson K’s founder, Christina Horn, from a music conservatory graduate and teacher into a successful songwriter and performer.