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SONG OF THE DAY
Okay, I’m trying something different today with these Eric Hutchinson songs. I love this singer-songwriter, but I hadn’t posted anything up by him before because, well, he’s still a relative unknown and giving away his music for free would make me feel guilty. Therefore no download links today.
(I know, I post up songs all the time, but I don’t put up whole albums and try to limit the number of songs per album. Plus, this guy’s indie and it’s all about supporting indie artists, right?)
I first saw Hutch play about four years ago and have since seen him perform about a dozen times. He’s not only fantastic live, he’s also genuinely funny and quick-witted (which comes through in his lyrics). He hasn’t shot to fame as quickly as I thought he would (or as he deserves), but his star is on the rise. In fact, the last time I tried to see him play — right after his big shout-out on Perez Hilton — I couldn’t even get into the club. Boooooo.
If you like these songs, I’d highly recommend you check out his songs on iTunes (link opens in iTunes). Money well spent!
Eric Hutchinson – “Ok, It’s Alright With Me”
From his (most recent) “Sounds Like This” album, which is available on iTunes.
Eric Hutchinson – “Outside Villanova”
Also from “Sounds Like This.” It’s the lyrics that make this song.
Eric Hutchinson – “Breakdown More”
I think this is actually my favorite song of his, although that distinction regularly fluctuates. This is from his earlier EP, “That Could’ve Gone Better,” which I have listened to so much I’m surprised the CD still plays. I don’t think the actual CD is on sale anymore, but you can get the mp3 album from emusic.com.
Eric Hutchinson – “Jettison”
Also from “That Could’ve Gone Better.” One of my friends puts this song on hours-long repeat when she’s feeling down. That sounds like it should be cause for concern, but the song is more like a companion to therapeutic bouts of melancholy. (We all need to nurse our bruised psyches sometime, right?)
Eric Hutchinson – “My Girl” (live)
And this one’s for fun. He regularly performs cover-song mashups like this one (he also does a Whitney Houston medley), which are always goofy fun.
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