news This 70-Year-Old Subway Singer Just Landed A Record Deal  

Mick Jacobs
November 30, 2017

Bill Hudson makes music, and after more than half a century in the business, he's about to get his big break. In a video interview, Hudson talks about receiving a record deal at the ripe age of 70.

The septuagenarian grew up playing music, first learning to perform alongside his siblings in talent shows in his Harlem home. For their shows, the siblings imitated their favorite artists such as Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, and James Brown.

In 2015, another artist took notice of Hudson's voice and asked him to join a band. Named John the Martyr, the band incorporates a variety of sounds that Hudson refers to as a "gumbo."

That unique sound brought them to the attention of a record label, who then signed the 70-year-old to his first record deal. Watch the video to hear about Hudson's exciting new journey.