The release of their first EP, Twenty, begins the Hudson and Prout band's promotional entrance into the independant musician's realm. Prior to the August 2006 release the band performed approximately 100-200 shows a year in local and regional bars. The band has over 3 hours of material, full stage production capabilities, and hundreds of hours of combined performance experience. Shayne Hudson and Mike Prout met in 2001 while performing the same night at an open mic in Baltimore. Their first performance together was impromptu; Prout joined Hudson on stage to sing harmony. The chemistry was undeniable. Their improvised set evolved into several demo recordings and a regular performance schedule. Entertaining the crowd became their number one priority and the duo built a strong repertoire of songs including original and cover material. In 2005 the established duo hooked up with the potent rhythm section of the Baltimore Indy rock recording artists the Table Top Poets, Mark Butler (Bass) and Larry Rohleder (Drums). The Hudson and Prout Band was formed and quickly filled out the duos acoustic set with full band flair. They perform with strong musicianship and always strive to keep their audience entertained.