AJ Hobbs is a California boy, but there’s a whole lot of Texas in his heart. Hobbs doesn’t just make country music—he makes what he likes to call Outlaw Soul. His music brings the spirit and storytelling of the great country outlaws and melds it with a sweet soulful sound inspired by Texas music, R&B, and gospel.
Hobbs played his very first country show (under the pseudonym Cal King) opening for Shooter Jennings. Soon after he met a fine Houston woman who not only helped to steer him straight but also gave him the idea to bring the soul music that he loved so much into his country sound.
AJ Hobbs’ music is all about turning his own memories into song and moving the folks who can’t forget theirs either. His upcoming full-length debut Too Much Is Never Enough was co-produced with Ted Russell Kamp and features 9 original songs that are all his story plus 3 songs written by other songwriters.
The album is full of performances by some of the top brass in the country music and soul worlds, including Brian Whelan (Dwight Yoakam), John Schreffler, Jr. (Billy Joe Shaver), Storm Rhode IV (Moot Davis, James Intveld), Jeremy Long (Sam Outlaw) and Makeda Francisco (Rose Royce). The album was mastered by Grammy Award winner Pete Lyman who has worked with Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason Isbell.
"Too Much Is Never Enough" is available now.