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Moving Up Living Down, Eric Hutchinson

Eric Hutchinson

April 22nd, 2012

Born:
Eric Hutchinson

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'00s, '10s

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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 an online 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 Brothers-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, online 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 on iTunes, peaking at number seven in September 2007. In 2012, Hutchinson returned with the studio album Moving Up Living Down, featuring the single, "Watching You Watch Him."

Top Albums

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Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Breakdown MoreMoving Up Living Down4:05$1.29
2.
Rock & RollSounds Like This4:01$1.29
3.
Best DaysMoving Up Living Down4:04$1.29
4.
Talk Is CheapMoving Up Living Down4:33$1.29
5.
OK, It's Alright With MeSounds Like This2:30$1.29
6.
Not There YetMoving Up Living Down3:25$1.29
7.
People I KnowMoving Up Living Down3:46$1.29
8.
I'm Not CoolMoving Up Living Down3:35$1.29
9.
BasementMoving Up Living Down3:34$1.29
10.
In the First PlaceMoving Up Living Down4:10$1.29
11.
Oh!Sounds Like This3:53$1.29
12.
Lisa (Bonus Track)Moving Up Living Down4:15$1.29
13.
Living In the AfterlifeMoving Up Living Down4:30$1.29
14.
All Over NowSounds Like This3:44$1.29
15.
You Don't Have to Believe MeSounds Like This3:44$1.29
16.
Back to Where I WasSounds Like This3:10$1.29
17.
Outside VillanovaSounds Like This4:15$1.29
18.
Rock & RollSisterhood of the Traveling..3:58$1.29
19.
Rock & RollSounds Like This (Bonus Tra..4:01$1.29
20.
OK, It's Alright With MeSounds Like This (Bonus Tra..2:30$1.29
21.
Food ChainSounds Like This3:41$1.29
22.
Rock & RollRock & Roll - Single3:58$1.29
23.
Food ChainSounds Like This (Bonus Tra..3:41$1.29
24.
It Hasn't Been Long EnoughSounds Like This4:20$1.29
25.
Back to Where I WasSounds Like This (Bonus Tra..3:10$1.29

Top Music Videos

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