Blog Tour: Hudson Lights

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Composed of 4 vocal artists from the Rocky Mountains, Hudson Lights creates a fresh fusion of contemporary pop and jazz like you've never heard before! World-class harmonies and consummate showmanship make this an unforgettable music experience. Equal parts thrilling, inspiring, and effortlessly charming, Hudson Lights brings a classy edge back to mainstream pop.

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HUDSON LIGHTS will release their self-titled debut album November 12, 2013. They released a single, “Good to Me”, on iTunes in September.

The group is composed of four male vocal artists from around the country: McKay Crockett, Keith Evans, Joseph Moore and Ross Welch. Together they create a fresh fusion of contemporary pop and jazz music. The upbeat album features classic covers of legends like Frank Sinatra and The Beatles. They also have several original songs.

Bob Ahlander, director of music at Shadow Mountain Records, says “Hudson Lights fills a void in the music scene.”

They have already had some notable performances. They debuted at the Marriot Center during the BYU Women’s Conference Concert in May, and placed 2nd in a contest to open for Kelly Clarkson at the STADIUM OF FIRE in June. On November 22nd they’ll perform for a crowd of 10,000 as part of Deseret Book’s “Time Out for Women” event at the Maverik Center. Tickets are available here.

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My Review

I really enjoyed listening to Hudson Lights' self-titled album. There are eleven tracks included on the albumn. I thought it was interesting all the different types of songs they included. They have some poppier songs like Hold On To Me and Beautiful Day (a U2 cover). Then some that are covers of classic pop songs, like Good To Me and You Make My Dreams Come True. Then there are the songs that are more jazzy or classical in style and reminded me of Josh Groban and Michael Buble: Brave (a cover of Groban's), Eleanor Rigby, Autumn Leaves, Can't Take That Away, and Poor Wayfaring Stranger. Then there is Love Never Fails, which is just a super sweet song.

I really liked all of the voices, but there were some that stood out to me more. One of them sounds quite a bit like Josh Groban in tone and range and when he sang Brave it almost sounded like Groban was singing it. He obviously has a great voice for me to even make that comparison. I love Groban, so there wasn't a chance I wouldn't like him. I do wish that they would have stated in the albumn which artists sang the lead parts for each song and which were original compilations, if there were any. I would also like to hear more original compilations. It would be great if it was more of a an equal 50/50 split between them and covers.

My favorites were Hold On To Me, Brave, and Poor Wayfaring Stranger. Hold On To Me just has a great pop sound and I just simply loved it! Brave is just a great song - I mean I loved it being sung by Groban and I love it being sung by Hudson Lights. You Made My Dreams Come True made me smile and brought back some memories. This is an old Hall and Oats song and I loved their cover of it. It's just a fun song. A Poor Wayfaring Stranger was absolutely beautiful! I love these old folk songs! They did a fabulous job covering it and I loved the accompanying strings. I loved the chorus - it made me want to sing. :)

Overall this was a great album and one I will be re-listening to and sharing with my family and friends. I think it will be growing on me even more as I re-listen to the songs over time. If you like this type of music and the clips you hear online, then I definitely would recommend it!

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