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Eric Hutchinson

November 30th, -0001

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Eric Hutchinson

Biography

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. . 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.

Top Albums


1. Almost Solo ..
Sounds Like This, Eric Hutchinson
2. Sounds Like ..
Sounds Like This (Bonus Track Version), Eric Hutchinson
3. Sounds Like ..
Moving Up Living Down, Eric Hutchinson
4. Moving Up Li..
Pure Fiction (Bonus Track Version), Eric Hutchinson
5. Pure Fiction..
Sounds Like This (Live), Eric Hutchinson
6. Sounds Like ..
Rock & Roll - Single, Eric Hutchinson
7. Rock & R..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Rock & RollSounds Like This4:00$1.29
2.
OK, It's Alright With MeSounds Like This2:31$1.29
3.
Breakdown MoreMoving Up Living Down4:05$1.29
4.
Watching You Watch HimMoving Up Living Down3:31$1.29
5.
Tell the WorldPure Fiction (Bonus Track V..2:41$1.29
6.
All Over NowSounds Like This3:44$1.29
7.
Breakdown More (Live)Almost Solo in NYC (Live)3:46$1.29
8.
Little MorePure Fiction (Bonus Track V..3:16$1.29
9.
You Don't Have to Believe MeSounds Like This3:46$1.29
10.
People I KnowMoving Up Living Down3:46$1.29
11.
Back to Where I WasSounds Like This3:10$1.29
12.
Oh!Sounds Like This3:53$1.29
13.
Love Like YouPure Fiction (Bonus Track V..2:36$1.29
14.
Best DaysMoving Up Living Down4:04$1.29
15.
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic..Almost Solo in NYC (Live)2:54$1.29
16.
OK It's Alright With Me (Live)Almost Solo in NYC (Live)3:06$1.29
17.
ForeverPure Fiction (Bonus Track V..3:39$1.29
18.
Not There YetMoving Up Living Down3:25$1.29
19.
Rock & RollRock & Roll - Single4:00$1.29
20.
Rock & RollSisterhood of the Traveling..4:00$1.29
21.
Food ChainSounds Like This3:41$1.29
22.
Outside VillanovaSounds Like This4:15$1.29
23.
Little More (Live at Pandora)Almost Solo in NYC (Live)2:49$1.29
24.
Love Like You (Live at Pandora)Almost Solo in NYC (Live)2:45$1.29
25.
Rock & Roll (Live)Almost Solo in NYC (Live)4:35$1.29

Top Music Videos

Rock & Roll, Eric Hutchinson
1. Rock & Ro...
Watching You Watch Him, Eric Hutchinson
2. Watching You ...
OK, It's Alright With Me, Eric Hutchinson
3. OK, It's Alri...
Tell the World, Eric Hutchinson
4. Tell the Worl...


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