The music of HuDost weaves a seamless tapestry of Folk, World, and Rock that renders tears and laughter in listeners, cultivating the nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts and invoking total celebration. HuDost’s core musicians are Moksha Sommer, from Montréal, and Jemal Wade Hines from Kentucky. Having toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe constantly since April 2006, HuDost has grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and marveled at all they can learn and explore. in this time they've grown as artists, as seekers, as a couple and as a family. Since 2015 they have also been highly engaged activists, doing advocacy work as KY Congressional District Representatives for ONE (a non-profit organization working to end extreme poverty and, specifically, the sexism of poverty).

Full Episode STOP! TV Feature on HuDost

We are featured as the latest episode for Canada's Stop! TV program filmed at our August show in Frelighsburg, Quebec. Producer Maurice Singfield did an amazing job on this and there's great interview footage with Moksha, Jemal Wade, Chuck, Mike & Grace including us talking about…

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This Thursday! HuDost, ONE, and World AIDS Day!

ONE Campaign WORLD AIDS DAY Acoustic Concert & Tom Petty Tribute at Yellowberri in Bowling Green, Kentucky featuring: 

HuDost   
Fat Box 
Former Friends of Young Americans 
Josh Mitcham of Jericho Woods 
Cody Wagoner 
....and special guest MC Joshua…

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Montreal Folk and Stan Rogers

Just Returned from playing the Montreal Folk Fest and The Stan Rogers Folk Fest (Nova Scotia)!

We had a wonderful time playing both of these festivals and the other lovely ones that were included in the last month of…

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Her Turn

​Performance Piece by Moksha Sommer with guest performer Tanya Evanson and music by HuDost



Gratitude to Simon Abou Fadel, Todd Munro, and Jemal Wade Hines in helping to create this piece.

Description of the work by Moksha:

 

‘Her Turn’, is…

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New Live Videos!

Yes! That is right! We are excited about these new videos from our recent Music City Roots performance and hope you enjoy them!



Amazing time at Blissfest and upcoming Ark show!

We have just returned home from an absolutely amazing tour. This tour began with doing concerts as HuDost and then transforming into Marty Willson-Piper's band; Acres of Space. These dates brought us to some wonderful places in May and June…Read more

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Apr4

HuDost @ The Farm Educational Conference Center

The Farm Educational Conference Center, Summertown, TN

We are excited to be performing at this famous and amazing place; The Farm Educational Conference Center...this is a place that has transformed the birth industry and has been a refuge for many. We will be performing with our dear friend Allaudin Ottinger.

Here is a link for overnight accommodations for anyone wanting to come down from Nashville or wherever:
http://thefarmcommunity.com/accommodations/

Here is the link for my dance weekend with Allaudin:
http://greenliferetreats.com/april-5-7-spring-dances-of-universal-peace/
Apr5

HuDost @ Peace.Strength.Yoga

Peace.Strength.Yoga, Chattanooga, TN

HuDost will give a concert of Sufi Kirtan Music and be joined by the lovely Lori Michelle Love for a beautiful opening set. Come join us in music, joy, and beauty!
Apr6

HuDost @ HuDost- 'of Water + Mercy' Album Release Concert in Atlanta

HuDost- 'of Water + Mercy' Album Release Concert in Atlanta, Decatur, GA

Please join us as we welcome HuDost BACK to ATLANTA for this awesome Swaha Productions event, with opening guest Narayani!

$20 in Advance $25 at the door.

Facebook Invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/276733959627780/

With new CDs AND vinyl albums on hand, HuDost is touring to promote their latest work of love, "of Water + Mercy".

It is a very nostalgic and sweet return with this concert. HuDost helped to transition Swaha Productions a few years ago from old phase to new phase...And now we are entering another re-birth together!
Apr11

HuDost @ HuDost Album Release Concert at The Hippodrome Theatre

HuDost Album Release Concert at The Hippodrome Theatre, Gainesville, FL

HuDost celebrates the release of their new album 'of Water + Mercy' with a show at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL on Thursday, April 11th. They will be in stripped down duo and joined by various local special guests including Richy Stano, George Tortorelli and more TBA.

Facebook Invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/287570921924502/

HuDost will do two sets; one performing the entire album and another of even newer material mixed with old favorites!

Tickets are $20 & available now at the HIPP Box office and at the link below! https://tickets.thehipp.org/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2044.html

Doors at 6:30 & music starts at 7:00
Seating is limited!
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Husband-wife-fronted retro-pop art-rock group HUDOST recently partnered with STEREO EMBERS to premiere “Rise Together,” the lead single from their forthcoming full-length album OF WATER + MERCY (due April 05, 2019). The song features an anthemic chorus and finds HUDOST’s Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade co-writing with Jars of Clay lead vocalist Dan Haseltine. Additionally, all the Jars of Clay band members were involved on the single—which was recorded at Grey Matters Studio in Nashville, TN—along with Vance Powell (Jack White/White Stripes, Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, etc…) running point on the mix.

http://smarturl.it/risetogethersingle

“When I wrote the beginning lyric to ‘Rise Together,’ I was exploring the ways we all share a common human value and a common thread of life, loss and rebirth, says Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay. “In the face of an ever-divided life, and in light of so many messages pitting us against our neighbors, it seemed like a worthwhile exercise to strip all the market trappings away and get back to the core of what connects us.”

“We met Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay not through music but through our shared work in political advocacy acting on behalf of people living in extreme poverty,” says Moksha Sommer. “Through music and advocacy we have witnessed incredible and real change and know the astonishing power of collective voices on behalf of those who do not have the ability, and sometimes even the rights, to be heard. Songwriting with Dan was a wonderful process of the three of us contributing all that we could and being attached to nothing. I think the result is quite remarkable and reflects the very thing the song is about; rising together through shared vision and action.”

Throughout the eight tracks on OF WATER + MERCY--the eighth full-length studio album from HUDOST--there’s a rich, eclectic blending of pop and rock with a sound that crosses all borders and barriers, taking the listener on a journey. From Montreal and Kentucky, HuDost weaves a seamless tapestry of sound from the core musicians of Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines. Having toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe consistently since April 2006, HUDOST’s highlight performances include Bonnaroo, Resident band at FloydFest, BhaktiFest, World Café Live, Blissfest, Music City Roots, The Montreal Folk Festival and much more. HUDOST have grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and marveled at all they can learn and explore. Moksha and Jemal Wade in this time have grown as artists, as seekers, as a couple and as a family.

OF WATER + MERCY follows the releases of 2015’s full-length The World Is…--a collaborative record with Steve Kilbey of the Australian band The Church with special guest Jon Anderson of YES--and a World Chant album, Sufi Kirtan. The prolific group have also worked with Grammy Award-winner Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Peter Gabriel) and Grammy Award-winner Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Bill Laswell, Primus).

TRACK LISTING FOR OF WATER AND MERCY:
“Burning Church”
“Rise Together”
“Benevolence Day”
“The River Lost”
“Love Twice as Strong”
“Further/Closer (a Ghazal)”
“Red Haired Son”
“Arrhythmia”
Apr25

HuDost @ HuDost Album Release & Sufi Kirtan at Prospero’s KC w Allauddin

HuDost Album Release & Sufi Kirtan at Prospero’s KC w Allauddin, Kansas City, MO

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/2486130931610347/?active_tab=about

HuDost returns to Kansas City to celebrate the release of their new album 'of Water + Mercy' with special guest Allaudin Otinger for an evening of song & Sufi Kirtan at Prospero's Books.

HuDost will be doing songs from their new record as well as even newer interactive world material, selections from their 'Sufi Kirtan' album & a couple of numbers from Allaudin's 'Vision, Bewilderment & Love' album.

HuDost w Allaudin Ottinger at Prospero's Books
1800 W 39th St
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
7:00-9:30
$15-$25 Love Donation but ALL are Welcome!
Apr26

HuDost @ HuDost album release concert & Sufi Kirtan in Eureka Springs!

HuDost album release concert & Sufi Kirtan in Eureka Springs!, Eureka Springs, AR

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/551791938668233/

HuDost returns to Eureka Springs and the Heart of Many Ways for an album release concert & Sufi Kirtan at the Heart of Many Ways on Friday, April 26th.

They will be performing selections from the new album along with even newer material and interactive pieces from the Sufi Kirtan chant album. Please join us!
Apr27

HuDost @ WOODY GUTHRIE CENTER SIXTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

WOODY GUTHRIE CENTER SIXTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, Tulsa, OK

"Mark your calendars as we celebrate six years of Woody Guthrie’s work returning to Oklahoma.

The annual week of programs at the Center and with our community partners will take place April 22-28 featuring free music at Guthrie Green with a range of artists who carry on Woody’s message of diversity, equality and social justice."

http://woodyguthriecenter.org/events/woody-guthrie-center-sixth-anniversary-celebration/
May3

HuDost @ Interfaith Renewal Retreat: Refresh, Recharge, and Reconnect

Interfaith Renewal Retreat: Refresh, Recharge, and Reconnect, Buckingham, VA

https://www.yogaville.org/programs/6817/interfaith-renewal-retreat-refresh-recharge-and-reconnect/

HuDost is delighted to be presenting as part of this retreat.
Join like-minded seekers for a special Interfaith Renewal Retreat. Treat yourself to a weekend of spiritual nourishment and connection with other interfaith leaders and believers.
Come to Yogaville and:
Go deep with interactive spiritual discussions
Participate in silent meditation, Hatha Yoga, dance, and music
Visit Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS)
Take part in an Interfaith Service
Experience the natural beauty and stillness of our rural environment
Enjoy delicious vegetarian meals three times a day
Take advantage of this golden opportunity to refresh and recharge your personal spiritual path and to connect with others from various traditions. You will be re-energized to continue your service and to share more peace and love with the world during these challenging times.
This program is sponsored by LOTUS Center for All Faiths.