Hudson Station is like a craft beer. Bold and distinctive flavours, local influences, and a familiar taste that tickles the palette of any folk music aficionado.
Coming from different worlds, this duo combines the collaborative efforts of two individually talented musicians. Andrew Allen, known best for his top 10 pop singles ‘Loving You Tonight’, ‘I Want You’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Christmas’ as well as his EDM hits ‘Reasons’, ‘These Wounds’ and his largest offering ’Last Chance’ was featured on Kaskade’s Grammy nominated record ‘Atmosphere’. He’s hit the stage supporting some of the world’s biggest artists including Bruno Mars, One Republic, Andy Grammer, The Barenaked Ladies, Joshua Radin and The Script, and has written with the likes of Meghan Trainor, Rachel Platten and Carly Rae Jepsen to name a few. Cole Friesen, with influences like Bob Dylan, The Milk Carton Kids and The Avett Brothers, has developed a skill on the guitar that’s been compared to that of John Mayer, and appropriately has been hired to back up many emerging Canadian artists including Wes Mack (CCMA winner), Raquel Cole (CCMA winner) and numerous others with tours ranging from Vancouver to Florida.
Cole began working with Andrew as a hired guitarist, but quickly demonstrated not only incredible skills on the guitar, but also in his writing ability, his stage presence, and showed an undeniable passion for creating great music. Hudson Station was formed in the desire to pen songs with meaning. Lyrics that tell a story, and lyrics that matter are important to this band, and they’re boxed up with two acoustic guitars and thick harmonies, harrowing back to the era of Simon and Garfunkel.
In just a few short months since the bands inception, and going the alternate route of performing all their originals live before releasing the recorded versions to the world wide web, the duo has already gained the appreciation of Sony/ATV, and their song ‘Busy’ is currently being featured in a UK television show.
If there was ever a train you didn’t want to miss, it’d be this one.