Javier Matos and his band, HUD, play blues. Stone cold Blues. The kind that causes a circus of emotion in the gut: despair, excitement and elation. Recalling delta gods like Son House and Robert Johnson, Matos’ singing and slide guitar can be haunting and painful one moment, and uproarious and infernal the next. He’s covered just about every state in the union and has shared the stage with heavyweights like RL Burnside, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Lucinda Williams and Brian Setzer to name a few. In 2008, Javier enlisted the talents of Grant Wibben on upright bass and Page Burkum on drums to form HUD's rhythm section. In 2009, HUD was joined by Twin Cities harmonica ace Hurricane Harold Tremblay, who now regularly performs with the trio.