From Memphis Tennessee the Jimmy Hudson Band has been a long time, well respected professional band providing entertainment for locals and tourists alike. We have been a regular headliner on world famous Beale Street where Jimmy grew up playing and have also been a regular at all the popular destinations and casinos for over 25 years.
We had a great experience with the Jimmy Hudson Band! We hired them for our annual party and they were professional, easy to work with and entertaining! I would definitely recommend them to anyone having a event that wants their guests to be entertained! Kelly L, Client Testimonial
Book The Jimmy Hudson Band Now 901-692-7898 We are now reformed and located in Columbus Ohio bringing the fine folks of central Ohio a taste of Memphis Rock, Soul, Blues, and Rockabilly where it all began and of course some Nashville Twang and good music period with over 1,000 songs strong we have something for everyone and can provide just about any style of music for any occasion. We also play Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Outlaw Country, Solid Country Gold, New Country, Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaugh, The Doors, Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Zac Brown, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Nathaniel Raitliff and the Nightsweats, Guns N Roses, ACDC, Journey, Wilson Picket, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Prince, Molly Hatchet, a little bit of everything and yes of course we play some Lynard Skynard and ZZ Top!!
Don't Hire just some old ordinary local yocal band who should not be allowed to play for Feral Cats let alone their mothers bridge club, Hire the real Deal, From the World Famous Beale Street, The Most Amazing Show in the Universe, The Sultans of Cereal, The Purveyors of Soul, The most incredible amazing Guitar Show you will ever see in your life, The Kings of Columbus and Central Ohio where the party never stops, THE ONE AND ONLY JIMMY HUDSON BAND!!!!!
Make your friends, relatives, customers, anyone go holy roast beef this is the coolest person in the world because they hired the Jimmy Hudson Band!! Did you know that studies have shown 9 out of 10 dentists prefer the Jimmy Hudson Band and the other dentist is in another band so he has to vote for his band otherwise they would have kicked him out! Come see a real concert where the music does not stop once we start!! If you hire a lame band then your friends and or customers might hate you and never speak to you again so please for the love of god do something amazing for yourself and your friends and patrons and Hire The Amazing Jimmy Hudson Band!!
We are also available for Session Work, Recording and Production Services and any and all of us are available to back up any artist or band both live and in the studio as we are long time veterans on stage and in the studio and can guarantee a professional and fun experience.
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Jimmy Hudson: Guitar, Vocals
A native Memphis Musician who started playing with Ben Cauley at 14 years old, Jimmy has many years experience touring, doing sessions, and teaching and established the Jimmy Hudson band in 2006. Jimmy was Shawn Lane's tech and student for 8 years and is an Atlanta Institute of Music Alumni He has played with or appeared on the same bill as Ben Cauley, The Barkays, Montgomery Gentry, Travis Tritt, Little Texas, Copper Hollow, Shawn Lane, Jim Dandy of Black Oak Arkansas, Jimi Jamison, just to name a few. Member of ASCAP
Don Blakely: Drums Education Don is a graduate of Westerville High School and received a B.S. from Franklin University. Don learned to play drums from his father (Donald E Blakely) who was a professional drummer, and then later studied with Mr. Charlie Brown until starting his professional music career in 1973. Musical Experience Don has over 40 years experience playing drums professionally. He toured with the “Becky Ryan Edition” and with Ed Williams as part of the Duo “Williams and Blakely”. Don was the drummer with the band “Energy” for 20 years playing a variety venues and music from the 40’s to the current top 40 hits throughout the Central Ohio area. Additionally, he has performed with the following local and touring artists: The Chuck Selby Band, Doc Everhart’s 42 piece Big Band, Bob and Larry Everhart Big Band, Don Crawford Big Band, Bruno Masdea Big Band, Buckeye Brass, Rusty Bryant, Street Players, Beauty and the Beats, The Aladdin Shrine Dixieland Band, Party of Nine, Breezin’ Smooth Jazz, Rich Little, The Osmonds, The Coasters, Holiday on Ice, Ice Capades, Days of Future Past (Moody Blues Tribute Band) , Mark Camden Band, Mark Camden’s Trio “Evolution” and the Jimmy Hudson Band.
Darrell Jones: Bass
One of the baddest in the land, Darrell Jones brings the funky side of the electric Bass like you have never heard.
Member of The Jimmy Hudson Band since March of 2018, Leader of Rendezvous 2.0, Former Bassist for Patti Labelle, Billy Preston, Shalimar, Howard Hewitt, Jodi Watley, Jeffrey Daniel, and has performed with the likes of Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Bob Marley and the Whalers, George Duke, Lionel Richie, and Richard Prior. Darrell also played on tour with several Broadway Hit Musicals and is a valued session bassist. Darrell brings a groove and level of excitement that you must see first hand!
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