"I met Danny Hutchens when I was 7 years old and by the time I was 16, our songwriting partnership had begun. We were a package deal; partners in crime.
Our main focus from then on was to write, perform, and record good songs, as well as occasionally get fucked up, and figured that somewhere along the way, we would have a band to help us do it.
In the summer of 1986, we finally left West Virginia behind and made our move to Athens Georgia and through a series of unfortunate events, Bloodkin was born.
Of course we had some things to learn in the years before recording our first record in Alabama with legendary producer Johnny Sandlin, with backing and support from John Bell and our other buddies from Widespread Panic.
So, in 1994 Good Luck Charm was released into the world and the cycle of recording and playing live shows wherever and whenever we could was underway.
The list of different members that we’ve had over the years is too much to get into here. We never called Press Conferences to introduce new people. Some just showed up and never really left, or if they did, they might pop back in at some point.
For several years, every December at the Georgia Theatre we would put on a Bloodkin and Friends Show, filled with special guests that we dug and some folks who were deemed “Honorary Members”. Even the legendary Sax Player Bobby Keys was on that list!
And that’s the approach that we’re taking right now. “ Friends” is the name of the game. With Danny’s passing paired with the release of a reaallly good new double album (of course) titled Black Market Tango, what was the next move gonna be ? It had been 12 years since our last record, and Danny and I were really proud of this one. We truly wrote this TOGETHER. Of course COVID has been a big thorn in the side of everything, and we had been making some vague plans on what to do. And then. He’s gone.