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Brandon Hudspeth has played professionally for several years. Originally from Oklahoma, Brandon formed a band called Traffic Jam who opened for such names as Jay McShan and Bobby Blue Bland. He has also played with Cal Collins and the legendary Clark Terry.
In 1997, at the age of 19, Brandon relocated to Kansas City where he quickly established himself as a solid performer. He played with The MO City Jumpers before forming his own act, The Cobalt Project which enjoyed local and regional success with the release of the CD “Conversations With Lightnin'”. Brandon continues to be a first call sub for guitar players in such noteworthy Kansas City acts as John Paul Drum, Washboard Chaz, Big John and the 39th Street Blues band, and Lee McBee.
Brandon was one of the co-founders of The Cobalt Project, teaches guitar lessons and wrote several of the Cobalt Projects original songs. Brandon was also a member of the Kansas City Blues and Heritage All-Star Band, the opening act of the 2002 Kansas City Blues and Heritage Festival.
At present Brandon has formed a band called Levee Town from solid members of the Cobalt Project and from highly skilled professional musicians from the area.
Brandon has a strong emotional approach to his guitar playing, has a great work ethic, and brings it all out from the center of his heart and soul.
Brandon cites Freddie King and Buddy Guy as his primary influences.