Q&A with Keith Tryfle Hudson
hen did you become a music lover and what does music bring to your life?
I was raised in a musical family so there was no choice for me. The Marleys came over for dinner and my mother forced us into piano and saxophone lessons. Music has taught me empathy, to put myself into someone else's shoes so I can try my best to write from an honest position and not be a false narrator.
What can we expect to see at one of your LIVE shows?
My favorite acting teacher taught me to perform with four fundamentals that start with the letter "H". Heart, humor, happiness, and honesty. I think that's the best way to connect with an audience.
Who has been your greatest influence?
I have a lot of influences in the sports world and in music, I could go with my father's music, but I will go with my mother. She was a beast when it came to balancing education, business, multiple jobs and motherhood. All while being a widow.
What would you tell your younger self if you could?
The fact that you don't fit in makes you special. Don't dull yourself to try
to fit into anyone else's standards-- it will mess up your posture.
Please tell us about your new music!
My new project "Lost Rebel" is my own autobiographical coming of age story set between 1992-2002. It's one part Audiobook and one part album. Since it's a personal project I produced and engineered the whole thing myself. I Scored the Audiobook sections like I was making music for a Stephen Spielberg or Stephen King movie. With the music, I wanted to create a love letter to hip hop from the break dancing groove tracks to flirting with rock, all the way to modern trap. I believe I achieved that with Lost Rebel.
What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
I'm looking forward to the future of consumerism. Human beings have to go out and experience things. When things really start to open up again what will that look like? I believe the art and entertainment world will be a huge leader in pushing the world forward