Chris Hudson will be playing Fingerstyle guitar and performing original songs and adaptations of William Blake Poetry from the songs of innocence and experience and songs from my CDs Patagonia and Three Portents. Percussionist Aaron Derington will be accompanying him.
Chris Hudson received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1996 from the UMKC COnservatory of Music. He has given
solo performances in various concert series presented by the Kansas City Guitar Society including the Kemper
Museum of Contemporary Art series, the Downtown Library Series, and Guitars in the Park. He has also performed at
the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Cafe Sebastienne, and in a number of local restaurants including Eden Alley, Pot
Pie, Jazz Kitchen and The Cup and Saucer with a local jazz ensemble.
As a gifted and compassionate instructor and performer for over 25 years, Chris has a reputation for being a great
source for music instruction in all styles. he is a laid-back, comfortable, and very approachable person.
In 2007, Chris received the Lighton Prize for Excellence as a Music Teaching Artist for his work with children, inspiring
their love of guitar and musical collaboration when forming Garage Bands at Kansas City Young Audiences. He
believes in giving back to the community what he has learned as a working musician and teacher, and performs
regularly at various fundraisers for Kansas City Young Audiences and the Community School of the Arts,
encouraging volunteerism, community involvement, and funding for student scholarships for families with low
incomes. Chris performs during the school year in local Kansas elementary schools for Kansas City Young
Audiences/Arts Partners with the Acting and Musical Group: “The Kansas Settlers”, teaching Kansas cultural history
to 4th graders.
Chris is a singer, songwriter and composer with a passion for various forms of American folk music and finger style
guitar. He has released two full lenth CD recordings and continues to experiment with new forms, instruments,
electronic synth and music genres, including experimental video soundscapes.
Chris will be performing as part of The Guitars in the Park 2013 Concert Series on Sunday, June 23rd from 7 -8pm at Oppenstein Brothers Park at 12th and Walnut, downtown Kansas City, MO