A Creative Collaboration of Julie Bennett Hume and Chris Hudson



The Multiverse” is an Americana duo with Kansas City musicians Chris Hudson and Julie Bennett Hume. Both have been playing music and writing songs for decades in the Kansas City- Lawrence area.They are prolific songwriters with a love of poetry and prose, which can be heard in their lyrics. Their music is an eclectic mix of folk, blues and country.  Chris also plays solo and with several local ensembles, most notably the bands “Gullywasher” and "The Bard Owls". Julie plays in the folk duo “The Stray Grays” with Leslie Giggler. Julie and Chris also perform together in the group “ Lost Cowgirl Revue” .





Chris Hudson is a guitarist, artist, musict teacher, singer- songwriter and band leader of Gullywasher and The Bard Owls.   He's been performing and creating music since the Mid 90's. Chris attended the Conservatory of Music at UMKC in in the 90's where he studied classical guitar. He has been teaching guitar and music for about the same amount of time. He currently works for Kansas City Young Audiences as a teaching artist there, heading up and running the Garage Band Classes for kids.. Chris has recorded solo instrumental classical guitar original works, is currently in the local folk band Gullywasher, featuring many of his own songs and is currently working at home on a solo demo project during quarantine called “the isolation tracks.”  Gullywasher releases their second album, "Holding the Dawning," in late 2020.



Julie Bennett Hume is a singer-songwriter from Lee's Summit, Missouri. She has been playing folk music for over 35 years in the Lawrence/Kansas City area. She has played bass, guitar, banjo and performed as a vocalist in numerous folk ensembles such as The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band, The Kansas City Cajun Band, The All Night Fiddlers, the Afro- Cuban ensemble Manos , The Euphoria String Band and Table for Three.  She currently performs solo and with the duos The Stray Grays (with Leslie Giggler) and The Multiverse (with Chris Hudson),  as well as the group Lost Cowgirl Revue, which recently toured Germany and the Netherlands.   Julie also teaches German part-time at a local high school and is the producer and host of the KKFI program "River City Chautauqua". She is a board member of the Kansas City group, "Heartland Song Network".  Her newest solo CD, Vinegar, was released in November of 2019.


2021 SHOWS

We're Back!!!

-February 13, Facebook Live Stream

- February, 23, 25 Live Stream Folk Alliance International 

-April 24 OSP, Lenexa, KS

- May 1, Unplugged, St. Joseph, Mo

- May 14, CD Show, Kaw Valley Public House, Lawrence, KS

June 12, Unplugged, St. Joseph, MO

June 24, Barley's, Overland Park, KS

September 25, Buskerfest, Lawrence, KS

October 2, Unplugged, St. Joseph, MO

October 28, Barley's, Overland Park, KS

November 6, Unplugged, St. Joseph, MO


2020 SHOWS

January 11th // Unplugged 

St. Joseph, MO

Stray Grays, The Multiverse

January 22-25th // Folk Alliance International

New Orleans, LA

The Multiverse

January 31st // Mike Kelly's Westsider


The Multiverse

February 22nd // Kaw Valley Public House

Lawrence, KS

The Multiverse

February 29th // Duos Night

Homer's Coffee

Overland Park, KS

The Multiverse, Stray Grays, Westrafox


March 21st // Midcoast Takeover "Acoustic Stage" Shangra La

Austin, TX

The Multiverse.  CANCELLED

March 27th //Old Shawnee Pizza

Lenexa, KS

The Multiverse CANCELLED

April 15th // KC Film Fest

Kansas City, MO

The Multiverse.  CANCELLED

April 18th // S&S Coffeehouse

Lawrence, KS

Chris Hudson, The Multiverse, and Jesse Carr CANCELLED

May 17th // Here's to the Roots

Ollie's Local

Kansas City, MO

The Multiverse CANCELLED

May 24th // Buskerfest 

Lawrence, KS

The Stray Grays, The Multiverse CANCELLED

June 13th // Unplugged

St. Joseph

The Multiverse, The Stray Grays CANCELLED



Want to learn more about The Multiverse, their music, and their tour dates? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Chris Hudson:

Julie Bennett Hume:

Kansas City, MO