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Eric Hutchinson

Few stories underscore the radical changes experienced by the post-millennial music industry than that of Eric Hutchinson. Originally nurtured and then abandoned by an established label started by a pop superstar, Hutchinson then got discovered by a much larger audience while unsigned, thanks to a digital plug by a notorious Hollywood gossip. Born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., Hutchinson first began performing in public while attending Emerson College, a performing arts-oriented university located in downtown Boston. Between Emerson's influential campus radio station, WERS, and the thriving local singer/songwriter scene, the guitarist and pianist found enough of an audience for his folk- and jazz-inflected brand of AAA pop (somewhere between Jeff Buckley and John Mayer) to move from Boston to Los Angeles and make a career of it. Hutchinson self-released his debut album, That Could've Gone Better, on his own Let's Break label in summer 2003. The album gained the attention of Madonna's Warner Bros-distributed label, Maverick Records, which had previously broken similar artists like Alanis Morissette and Michelle Branch. However, as Hutchinson was preparing his major-label debut, Maverick Records became embroiled in a lawsuit with its parent company, which effectively shut down the label; extricating himself from his Maverick contract took Hutchinson the better part of two years, but he returned to his own label in 2006 with the release of the wryly titled live EP Before I Sold Out. After the release of Hutchinson's second studio album, Sounds Like This, in summer 2007, gossip maven Perez Hilton raved about the album on his blog. That one mention on one of the most popular websites in the world sent Sounds Like This into the Top Ten most downloaded albums online, peaking at number seven in September 2007. Warner Bros. re-released the album in 2008. Hutchinson followed up with the 2012 studio album, Moving Up Living Down, featuring the single "Watching You Watch Him." In 2014, Hutchinson delivered his fifth full-length effort, Pure Fiction, on Let's Break. ~ Stewart Mason
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Eric Hutchinson

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    Electric Blues
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Albums by
Eric Hutchinson

Top Songs by
Eric Hutchinson

  1.   Song
  2.   Rock & Roll
  3.   All Over Now
  4.   Watching You Watch Him
  5.   You Don't Have to Believe Me
  6.   Oh!
  7.   Breakdown More
  8.   Tell the World
  9.   Back to Where I Was
  10.   OK, It's Alright with Me
  11.   Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  12.   A Little More
  13.   Best Days
  14.   Don't Hold Back
  15.   Outside Villanova
  16.   Call Me Back
  17.   Forever
  18.   You've Got You
  19.   It Hasn't Been Long Enough
  20.   Shine On Me
  21.   I Got the Feelin Now
  22.   Lisa
  23.   Not There Yet
  24.   The People I Know
  25.   Food Chain
  26.   Watching You Eat Shrimp
  27.   Love Like You
  28.   In the First Place
  29.   Living in the Afterlife
  30.   Talk Is Cheap
  31.   Modern Age
  32.   Amsterdam
  33.   I'm a Foot Stomper
  34.   Sun Goes Down
  35.   I Don't Love U
  36.   Goodnight Goodbye
  37.   The Basement
  38.   I'm Not Cool
  39.   Emo in College
  40.   Forget About Joni
  41.   Subtitles
  42.   Rock N Roll
  43.   Jettison
  44.   All Used Up
  45.   Same Mistakes
  46.   Please
  47.   [Untitled]

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