Lead Guitar and Vocals
Jim Hudson’s musical roots are deep. With parentage
infused in the business of entertainment, music is
Hudson’s natural and unrelenting passion.
Hudson received his formal training in Chicago at
the American Conservatory of Music before, as an
introspective 18 year old; he set out on the road to
quench his thirst for music and adventure. Paying
dues working as a street musician in New Orleans and
San Francisco, Hudson criss-crossed America playing
hundreds of gigs in every imaginable venue. It was
the mid 70’s and Hudson was maturing as a man and a
It’s Jim Hudson’s considerable talent, his sweet
vocal harmonies and wry sense of humor that help
create the special chemistry of Hudson-McCoy, the
Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Mike McCoy formed his first working band as a
teenager and as an adult has achieved a level of
accomplishment few musicians reach. Over the course
of his professional career McCoy explored and
mastered a variety of styles including Country Music
and Traditional Folk before finding his artistic
home in Classic Rock.
A native of Rockford, Illinois, McCoy has performed
before thousands in audiences ranging from intimate
dinner theatre settings, the raucous club scene,
giant outdoor venues as well as the legitimate
Today, McCoy’s thoughtful lyrics, powerful vocals
and guitar virtuosity are the driving force behind
the sound of Hudson-McCoy, the band.
Joe LaSalla’s father was an acoustic bass player for
the Dave Remington Jazz trio in the late 50’s and
early 1960’s. “Chic” LaSalla began instructing his
seven-year-old son when “Joey” had to stand on a
chair to reach the fingerboard of the giant wooden
LaSalla formed his first group in Rockford, Illinois
about the same time Rick Nielson, who eventually
created Cheap Trick, was also finding his musical
path. Subsequent projects included forays into
wildly diverse musical styles ranging from folk
music to heaving and thrashing rock & roll with the
heavy metal band, Submission.
Joe LaSalla’s master’s hand and storming bass guitar
playing serve up the base line that is the driving
heartbeat of Hudson-McCoy, the band.
Keyboards and Vocals
A childhood full of music, including classical piano
training, and years of participation in several
orchestras playing clarinet, set the stage for a
later life adoption into the Hudson-McCoy band’s
stunning interpretations of today’s Classic Rock.
Spending the last ten years honing the classic rock
genre, Kiffer adds a special part to the band.
Kiffer’s creative fills and percussive style are
instrumental in rounding out the special sound of
today’s Hudson-McCoy shows. Sometimes hard driving,
sometimes sweet background, Kiffer’s keyboard skills
and overall acumen are a valuable addition to the
evolution of this superb musical ensemble known as
Hudson-McCoy, the band.