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Sun Valley Station @10pm, Lucas Hudgins @12am

Sun Valley Station @10pm, Lucas Hudgins @12am – $12 cover at the door @9pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.

Lucas Hudgins was born and raised in South Austin Texas, in a family of deep East Texas bloodlines. Growing up in a house filled with music, Lucas was introduced to roots greats like Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and George Jones, and developed a deep appreciation for their sound. His mother’s soulful voice and guitar/piano performances around the house also influenced him to make his own music.

In 2005 Hudgins released his debut album, Honky Tonk Illusion…writing the entire album after a hard breakup with a long-term girlfriend. It was well received by critics and fans alike, and still holds international lore for classic country fans. The 2009 Lucas released The World Left is Mine, produced by Dave Biller the album showcased co-writer Chris Miller and Hudgins’ common love for crafting fundamental country songs through timeless themes of nightlife, heartache, addiction, and regret. Once again, the album quickly impressed critics and lovers of roots country music around the world receiving airplay in Texas as well as internationally.

In the early 2000’s, Sun Valley Station‘s Hobbs and Copeland met in Ft. Worth, Texas and almost immediately formed a tight musical unit. The age old phrase “opposites attract” was very much in play as the two could not have been more different: Hobbs being the quiet introvert, and Copeland “an energy force of undying, unwavering optimism,” as Hobbs so aptly describes him. At that time they were in their early twenties, and their piss and vinegar dispositions coupled with self-destructive habits plowed a furrow down their common road and the two went in two completely different directions in 2006. Copeland, ever the eternal musician, joined up with other bands and toured all over the US. Hobbs, the brilliant yet scorned wordsmith, built an entirely different business back home in Oklahoma. Jeff Hobbs is one of those rare creatures that is chained and shackled to a creative code that is written in his DNA. So while for years he did his level best to escape the world of music, the world of music would simply not allow him to leave. He continued to live a life that systematically awarded him with mountains of material for songs that touch every human soul. Doesn’t matter who you are, at some point in your life, you have lived a Jeff Hobbs song. So, in 2018 when Copeland called up out of the blue, Hobbs was elbows deep in unreleased material that amounts to a handful of complete full length albums. Turns out Copeland could have easily gone in many other directions when it came time to start a new band, but he came back to Jeff Hobbs because as he clearly states it, “There is not one other person out there that can write songs like Jeff does, and no one who vocally sounds like him. He can write any style of music and none of the songs sound the same. And so Sun Valley Station was born…a brand new bullet train leaving from a previous platform towards a new destination.

July 01
The Continental Club
1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA