Eric Hutchinson, acclaimed Singer/Songwriter will be gracing the PlayLive stage tomorrow (2/7)! Eric’s folk and jazz-inflected Pop-Rock is said to be somewhere between “Jeff Buckley and John Mayer”, and he’s been called, “one of the most talented singer-songwriters that Boston has to offer”, drawing comparisons to Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, Ben Folds, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, and Billy Joel; many of which Eric cites as influences.
In 2004, Eric’s debut album That Could’ve Gone Better caught the attention of Maverick Records which had previously broken artists such as Alanis Morissette and Michelle Branch, but just as Eric’s major label debut was set to release, the label was shut down. Eric spent the better part of 2 years extracting himself from the contract before returning to his own label and releasing a tongue-in-cheek titled live EP Before I Sold Out, followed by his second studio album 2007’s Sounds Like This, which caught the attention of celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. After a single blog post by Hilton back in 2007, Sounds Like This reached the Top Ten most downloaded albums on the year on iTunes. (AllMusic) Eric also caught the attention of Darryl Hall (of Hall and Oates fame) who invited him for a session on “Live At Darryl’s House”. Check it out here.
Since his debut release, Eric has performed on all of the major late night shows including, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Jay Leno, and most recently on Light Night with Conan O’Brien. His music has also been featured on such TV shows as American Idol, and Grey’s Anatomy; which featured Eric’s brand new single “Watching You Watch Him” on their 8th season premiere.
Tomorrow Eric will not only be performing what is sure to be a fantastic PlayLive performance, he will also be releasing his new single “Watching You Watch Him”! You can check out the video for the new track below. For more info on Eric and his upcoming full-length album Moving Up, Living Down (set to release on April 17th, 2012), you can check out his official site, as well as follow him Facebook and Twitter.
Blake Kirpes, Associate Music Supervisor