Born in New Orleans, Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road travelling from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between. A towering man with a huge voice, playing an unparalleled brand of blues, oozing enough genuine charm to light up a small city. If you like your blues music laced with soul, funk, gospel and rock, delivered with buckets of class and warmth take a listen to Eugene’s musical catalogue.
In 2000 Eugene signed to Armadillo Music and released his CD, Man without a Home, which got worldwide airplay. Eugene often headlines at major festivals in the USA, all over Europe, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, whipping up a storm wherever he goes with his distinctive southern sound.
For the next decade Eugene has released some astonishing albums including, Jump the Joint, which reached Number 4 in the US Living Blues Charts, charting for three months, where he was also nominated for three US Cammy Music Awards.
After four CDs recorded with a full band, Eugene’s next self-titled release Eugene Hideaway Bridges was recorded in the studio with friends and fellow musicians met on the road. Lucky Oceans co-founder of the Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel plays Pedal Steel on three tracks and Texan legend Ray Wylie Hubbard lays down some fine Slide Guitar on I Can’t Wait. This CD was nominate for two 2008 US Blues Music Awards.
March 2009 saw Eugene in San Antonio to fulfil his fans wishes for a Live CD. With the line-up of Bobby Baranowski on Drums, Eric King Bass, David Webb Keys, Seth Kibel Sax and Justine Miller on Trumpet, you have the real deal. Live in San Antonio was nominated for two 2011 Blues Music Awards in the Soul Blues Album and Soul Blues Artist Categories.
January 2011 Eugene is back in the Zone Studio, Dripping Springs, Texas with Pat Manske as producer to record the album, Rock and a Hard Place which charted at No 4 in The Living Blues Radio Chart, July 2011. For this album, Eugene was a triple 2012 Blues Music Award nominee in the following categories; Album of the Year for Rock and a Hard Place, Soul Blues Album for Rock and a Hard Place and Soul Blues Artist. The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded to musicians and songwriters within blues music.