In 1974 Bill Hudson was performing with the likes of Pete Seeger and Rev. Kirkpatrick promoting the clean up the Hudson River.
In 1975 Bill moved to Virginia where he kept on writing songs and in 1976 he had his first song", Wounded Knee" published in Broadside magazine in New York City.
In 1977 Bill Moved to Key West FL. where he became known as a songwriter and a real crowd pleaser. Bill was the first musician to play at the local jail there and started a tradition of playing in the jail there.
In 1982 Bill moved back to Virginia where he became known as a "high energy performer".
In December of 1986 Bill recorded his, "Bill Hudson's Christmas Show" which aired in Italy. For the old time radio show Bill gathered some of the best musicians in the valley.
In 1987 Bill went on his first Italy tour, which was so successful he went back in 1988.
In 1995 Bill was asked to produce the earth day festival in Harrisonburg, VA. The event drew 5 to 6 thousand people and brought together all parts of the community. It was one of the biggest Earth Day events in the valley.
In 1996 Bill was asked to produce the long standing Pipestem Folk Festival at the Pipestem, WV on the grounds of the Appalachian South Folklife Center.
In 1997 Bill got together some fine local Appalachian musicians. Sammy Walker, Elaine Purkey, Nat Reese, and many more. For the first time since anyone can remember the festival made money and had a little for the next year.
In 1999 Bill released his first CD "Liberty Street" Liberty Street is receiving airplay around the world.
In the winter of 1999 Bill got a spot in the new film " The Patriot".
In August of 2001 Bill was invited onstage with Bruce Spingsteen at the Asbury Park Clearwater Festival.
In 2005 Bill started The Feel Good Tour which brings musical instruments to the Gulf coast and plays for free for those in need of the wake of hurricane Katrina and Rita, with over 75 musical instruments donated.
Bill is currently in production of his next CD, called "On the Road, surviving" Which should be out by the summer of 2007
To keep updated with Bill go to his web site,www.Bill-Hudson.com