About 2017-02-09T08:27:24+00:00


Hudson Drive is a premier country band hailing from Kansas City, Missouri. Comprised of accomplished local artists, Hudson Drive is sure to entertain an audience at any event. Not shy to the big stage, they have opened for Thompson Square, Casey Donahew, and have played music festivals alongside Chase Rice, Rodney Atkins, Wade Bowen, Clare Dunn and more. Featured on Fox 4 Kansas City Morning News, The Big 94.5 Country in Topeka, KS, and 106.5 The Wolf, Hudson Drive is one of the fastest growing bands in the Midwest.

Their playlist covers today’s best country along, their own take on classic hits from legendary artists, and Hudson Drive originals. Covering favorite artists from Luke Bryan to George Strait, Brooks and Dunn to Old Dominion, they bring a country-certified sound from the Midwest; perfect for get-togethers, corporate events, or a great night out.

Hudson Drive members are music enthusiasts, with experience playing events of all scale and sizes. They can provide a stage setup for any event and audience, including small, intimate settings, corporate events, and full-stage layouts. The band is right at home playing bars, bike nights, and fundraisers. No matter the event, Hudson Drive can deliver.

This four-piece has a sound for any room, and is available for booking by visiting the contact page.

Learn more about the guys who make up Hudson Drive:

Brian Folkers

Lead Vocals/Guitar

Brian Folkers, born and raised in Iowa, spent his time traveling the country pursuing his love for music. Brian landed in Kansas City in 2001, and worked several years in different bands, refining his talents as a vocalist for various shows and stage plays.

As a frontman for local bands, and a background in show productions, Brian is a natural entertainer. He brings a high-energy, captivating show to any audience put in front of him. Brian’s roots in country and rock music, alongside his stage experience, helps give Hudson Drive their charismatic sound.

Quinton McDannald

Lead Guitar

Quinton is a local Kansas City musician and luthier. Since the age of 10 he’s been playing guitar, motivated by family musicians growing up. Quinton has extensive experience with stringed instruments, constantly working whether playing or crafting.

He’s spent more than a decade working the guitar and bass in clubs all over town.

Taylor McKnight

Bass Guitar

Taylor is a Springfield native with over 15 years of experience as a bass player. Dominantly influenced by rock, Taylor adds a unique sound to Hudson Drive.

He currently attends the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, making his way to Kansas City after a five-year contract in the United States Marine Corps.

Brian McRoberts

Drums/Percussion, Vocals

Born in Iowa and raised in Denver, Brian started his musical career at age 8 taking piano lessons and picking up the drums at 13. With a wide variety of musical influences, he developed his musical talents at the University of Northern Colorado.

After moving to Kansas City in 2012 Brian quickly began playing with local bands using his instrument training, along with his signature backing vocals, to fit any musical style.