"I couldn't think of a more enthusiastic audience," Hudson says. "The Irish people seem to be really forthcoming with their enthusiasm. I shook a lot of hands, and I'll tell ya, they're big, strong hands." And although a good deal of the music on Enchilada has a country feel to it, courtesy of Moody's great dirt road vocals and Kleinow's weeping steel, Hudson balks at calling their European audience members of the working class. "I wouldn't say that at all," he says quickly. "It's another kind of nobility." In addition to incorporating the kinds of glorious embellishments he provided for The Band into Burrito Deluxe's music, Hudson will be performing Band classics as well as playing on Burrito Brothers tunes and the new Deluxe material. This won't be an extended tour. All the members are involved in several other projects. Kleinow and Hudson are in constant demand as sidemen, and Moody, who was nominated for a Dove Award this year for a song he wrote for George Hamilton IV, still performs with his band The Moody Brothers. Hudson, a '94 inductee into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, has released a CD with his wife Maud and has recently worked with gospel greats The Dixie Hummingbirds. "We're just trying to do it a tour at a time," Moody says, "trying to do several dates a year and hopefully come back and make another album in another 12 to 15 months."
Burrito Deluxe plays The Pour House Music Hall on Sunday, Aug. 22. Matt King opens. Tickets are $20. Music starts at 7 p.m.