Musical duo Chad and Natasha Hudson own Mercer Street hot spot, Hudson’s on Mercer. The Hudsons were teaching lessons from their home for two years, building out clientele until they couldn’t handle the number of students anymore without expanding. Chad knew the community was ready. They renovated and moved into a 4,000-square-foot building on Mercer Street where they now have a teaching staff of 12 talented musicians instructing approximately 250 music lessons per week.
Being lifelong musicians, the pair met while performing in Nashville. It was there that they acquired major record deals, publishing deals, and production deals. A singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer extraordinaire, Chad was born and raised in South Austin and graduated from Dripping Springs High school back when kindergarten through 12th grade were all on the same campus. Natasha is originally from Nashville. Also a singer and songwriter, Natasha has been a performer all her life. Chad would always talk about Drippin’ and Austin, and when Natasha finally came to visit, she fell in love, and not just with the Hill Country.
The Hudsons are a blended family with their children’s ages ranging from three years to twenty-two. The family radiates talent, as each member has a musical gift. From singing, to guitar, ukulele, and piano, there is seemingly nothing they cannot make magic with. Although large, the Hudson family has a strong bond holding them together. They exude respect and love for one another.
“Our family is why Hudson’s has come to be! Not only thanks to our kids but also thanks to the support of our parents, Bodie and Artie Hudson and Donna Noack, we were able to make our vision happen.”
Although Chad and Natasha have had an enjoyable and exciting musical journey filled with traveling, singing, writing, and recording, it isn’t exactly a career where a young, growing family would thrive. With the encouragement from their parents, Hudson’s was the answer. The town hot spot is a stationary solution that blends their passions and features music lessons, live music, recording, and refreshments! The goal was to create something the whole family could be involved in close to home, so there would never be another missed game or recital.
“We moved back to Dripping Springs, Texas, approximately 10 years ago to bring our passion and our knowledge of the music business to this wonderful community, in hopes of spreading the power of music and the arts to our friends and family.”
Aiming to spread the love of music to the community, Hudson’s offers everything from lessons in vocals, guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, drums, and more. All are taught by amazingly talented and encouraging teachers. If you’re not musically gifted stop in five nights a week to relax and enjoy live music.
“Musically we have ‘Somethin’ for Everyone,’ by bringing top-notch live music to our town! Most importantly, we are a place where we can all come together as a community and be there for those in need,” says Natasha Hudson.
You can find Hudson’s on social media at @hudsonsonmercer, online at hudsonsonmercer.com or in person at 381 West Mercer Street in Dripping Springs. Drop in on Wednesday evenings for karaoke, followed by open mic night on Thursdays and live music on Fridays and Saturdays!
“We moved back to Dripping Springs approximately 10 years ago to bring our passion and our knowledge of the music business to this wonderful community, in hopes of spreading the power of music and the arts to our friends and family.”