Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Brandon Hudspeth of Levee Town
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Brandon Hudspeth was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He began taking guitar lessons at an early age after hearing Johnny Cash on Sesame Street. In high school, heavily influenced by the Blues, he started playing weekend gigs around the Tulsa area. Soon after high school he moved to the Kansas City area where he freelanced with many bands, eventually forming his own band, Levee Town, which has released five cd’s. The most recent recording, Takin and Givin charted on the Roots Music Report (#9 on the contemporary blues album chart, #10 on the contemporary blues song chart, #20 on the contemporary blues song chart, and #22 on the top 50 blues Album chart.) Levee Town represented the Kansas City Blues Society in the International Blues Competition twice, placing in the top ten in Memphis in 2009.
While touring the US, Europe, and Canada Brandon has opened for artists such as Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Leon Russell, George Thorogood, Savoy Brown, Sonny Landreth, Lee Roy Parnell, Chubby Carrier, Bobby Rush, Bobby Bland, and David Alan Coe, just to name a few.
Hudspeth has played with Tommy Castro, Ana Popovic, Chuck Rainey, Mike Zito, Watermelon Slim, Randy Mcallister, Lazy Lester, Clark Terry, Dustin Arbuckle, RJ Mischo, Larry McCray, Louisiana Red, Lee McBee, Big Bill Morganfield, Mud Morganfield, Bob Margolin, Albert Lee, Kenny Neal, and Gary Nicholson among others.
Brandon has taught guitar lessons for over 25 years to all ages and skill levels. While he considers himself a blues guitarist he also has studied jazz and classical extensively.