Celebrating 23 years and over 4,500 performances, Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats have carved out a special place in the St. Louis music scene by mixing original Rock and Roll, early Rhythm and Blues, Swing, and Southern New Orleans style grooves.
Hudson Harkins was born in, and lived the first four decades of his life in Austin, Texas. In 1994, after years of touring, he decided to move to St. Louis with long-time guitarist John Logan. Mixing the musical stylings of both these great music towns is the key to the band’s long success. They are a favorite of many music and dance fans, both young and old.
Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats are a trio that features a singing drummer up front, guitar, and bass. They are well-known for their ability to adapt to a variety of client situations. Piano and brass can easily be added to the mix, as well as female vocals. Start the evening with quiet swingin’, groovin’ instrumentals during dinner or cocktails, and transition into an evening of dancing to your favorite songs from the past. The band also performs many originals that are not showcased at social events, but are heavily requested at venues such as outdoor concerts and night clubs .
With experience, expertise, and class, Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats will help to make your event a success.