Transplanted from Texas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Hurdle’s members met in the Duke City to birth their own brand of music which includes ingredients from pop, rock, country, zydeco, indie, and spices. With double entendre lyrics that cover a realm from gambling to back-and-forth power struggles in interpersonal relationships, there are no restrictions to this acoustic group’s arrangements.
When asked what the key to the chemistry between its members, drummer Karl Wulffraat replied, “Hold on a sec. I gotta answer this text.”
Newest to the ensemble, accordionist/banjoist Bud Melvin answered “I’m just in it for the salted nuts.”
Matt Corson, vocalist/guitarist/unspiritual advisor, rolled his eyes, tuned his guitar and waited for Karl to randomly giggle at his text conversation which lasted another 3 minutes.
In late October, Hurdle performed some tunes in Studio A and chatted with Marty Adamsmith in Studio C at KUNM. Take a listen.