Hudson Taylor @ Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA

Review & photography by Valerie McIntyre

Wednesday night May 17th in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania stood a small yet intimate upstairs venue called Johnny Brenda’s. For a band like Hudson Taylor, it’s almost the perfect setting for a live performance.

Hudson Taylor is a folk duo band from Ireland that is made up of two brothers: Alfie and Harry Hudson-Taylor. They mix the genres of Americana and Folk to create a sound that’s relaxing, easy listening, and catchy; it’s also important to mention that their lyrics will grab a music listener’s ear. Their performance of songs such as “Travelin’” and “Care” has a “Simon and Garfunkel esque” both lyrically and musically.

Highlights from this show include the band showing off their vocal talent performing harmonies like the classic doo-wop groups from back in the day. Their performance showed the band is passionate about their music and performances.

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May 23 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI^
May 24 – The Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL^
May 25 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL (headline show)

^supporting Rodrigo y Gabriela



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