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April 3, 2019

Billboard Premieres New Single, "Time" From John The Martyr | Vinyl-Only Debut LP To Be Released on Record Store Day, April 13th | Album Out 6/14/19

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BIOGRAPHY

from Billboard The 10-member troupe certainly has a unique story. It's fronted by 71-year-old New York singer Bill Hudson, who boasts a deep R&B and doo-wop pedigree. His chief collaborators are young NOLA players Kyle Ridley, Dustin DiSalvo and Chris Hines, who had moved north to make music in the melting pot. And melt they have, with a band that also includes a German saxophonist (Martin Seller), a Japanese violinist (Kiho Yutaka) and players from around North America. "I think the task was to not try to define, but let’s embrace whatever it sounds like without the label. That's the magic," Hudson tells Billboard. "It's kind of a gumbo -- just a bunch of different ingredients stirred together and the fruition of what we all sound like when it does."

from Billboard

The 10-member troupe certainly has a unique story. It’s fronted by 71-year-old New York singer Bill Hudson, who boasts a deep R&B and doo-wop pedigree. His chief collaborators are young NOLA players Kyle Ridley, Dustin DiSalvo and Chris Hines, who had moved north to make music in the melting pot. And melt they have, with a band that also includes a German saxophonist (Martin Seller), a Japanese violinist (Kiho Yutaka) and players from around North America. “I think the task was to not try to define, but let’s embrace whatever it sounds like without the label. That’s the magic,” Hudson tells Billboard. “It’s kind of a gumbo — just a bunch of different ingredients stirred together and the fruition of what we all sound like when it does.”

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