He plays guitar, he plays piano, he sings, his songs have appeared on TV shows, one of his singles went Gold, he’s charted at number 1 on the Billboard charts…what can’t he do?
Eric Hutchinson‘s first claim to fame occurred in 2007, when he released his album Sounds Like This on his own, and soon after, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton praised Hutchinson’s music on his popular blog. Shortly thereafter, Warner Bros. Records picked up the album and released it in May of 2008.
The singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album Moving Up Living Down was released on April 17 through Warner Bros. Records. Hutchinson blends folk, pop, rock, and ska in an effortless and breezy way, and uses an interlude to begin the album’s listening experience. Los Angeles-based producer Mike Elizondo and London-based producer Martin Terefe provided invaluable insight in the recording process with different environments and even different instruments (like the Veracruz stringed instrument requinto jarocho).
With Moving Up Living Down, Hutchinson has created an accessible and relatable album that’s not afraid to mix genres and take risks. And it’s paid off. The single “Watching You Watch Him” charted on iTunes’ “Single of the Week” last month and served as a soundtrack song on the 8th season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
For his current headlining tour, Hutchinson wanted to choose songs for the set list that his fans could sing along with and dance to, so fans can expect a series of hits and a sing-along live experience when they check out a show.
Catch Hutchinson at Chop Suey in Seattle on Tuesday, May 22, and at the Hawthorne in Portland on Wednesday, May 23. Tickets are on sale now, but make sure to get one quick, since a few shows on this tour have already sold out!