On her recent tour with Eric Hutchinson, Serena Ryder joined Eric on stage in Florida to perform his song ‘You Don’t Have to Believe Me’. Watch the pairing via MySpace below.
Eric Hutchinson is out with a new version of his ‘Rock & Roll’ video, off the Takoma Park, Maryland singer songwriter’s full-length debut album ‘Sounds Like This’, out now on Warner Bros. Records. Watch via YouTube below.
Eric Hutchinson is out with the lyric video to his new single ‘OK, It’s Alright With Me’, off the Takoma Park, Maryland singer songwriter’s third album ‘Sounds Like This’, out now on Warner Music Group. Watch it via YouTube below.
Kia’s Who’s Next features an interview and performance with Eric Hutchinson. The singer songwriter talked about how he got his start, describing his music as acoustic soul, being resigned by Warner Bros. after they had dropped him six months ago, and advice for those aspiring to be in the business to make sure they really want to do it.
Talking about his early days as a musician, Eric said, I always kind of did (music) as a hobby, and I went back and forth. I was a film major in college and I always went back and forth between doing music and doing movies. When I was playing music, it was always just in my room and I went and took some guitar lessons. He said the whole point of making music is to share it with people. We went out and did some open mics in my hometown of Maryland. That’s kind of when I first got in front of people, which was kind of late. When I graduated college, I decided to give this a try, not really knowing what I was getting myself into.”
“I call my music acoustic soul,” Eric explained in regards to his sound. “I try and combine the singer songwriter world and the people I loved like Paul Simon and Billy Joel and The Beatles, but also I really love Motown and Prince and Stevie Wonder. My favorite artist these days is Kanye West. As much as he cares about making people happy, he’s also just following his own creative vision, which is something I think is the through-line of all the people that I really love.”
On his DIY path to success, Eric said, “I made this album myself, and ended up getting signed to Warner Brothers, who had actually dropped me earlier. They actually didn’t even know they had dropped me. We had to tell them you actually dropped me six months ago. So I was very hesitant. When they came around, I felt like someone who had been left at the altar and suddenly here was the bride coming back saying I totally didn’t mean that.”
Video of the interview and performance of ‘Rock & Roll’ has since been removed.
Pop acts on television this week include:
Eric Hutchinson, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Monday.
Brett Dennen, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Wednesday.
Raven Symone, who visits ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Thursday.
Toni Collette, who visits ‘The View’ (ABC) on Friday.
‘American Idol’ premieres Tuesday and Wednesday night on FOX, with new judge Kara DioGuardi making an appearance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday, while Randy Jackson visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.
Eric Hutchinson is out with another spoof infomercial, this time promoting his t-shirts. The singer songwriter says in the ad, “The secret is the NASA space engineered fabric, and the Harvard educated geniuses who designed each shirt with a powerful combination of love and brains.”
The video at Yahoo.com has since been removed.
Eric Hutchinson has recorded an infomercial for his new album ‘Sounds Like This’, a parody of some of the Time-Life Music overnight infomercials. “I’m here to talk to you about one of the greatest albums of all time,” the Maryland singer songwriter tells viewers. “My own.” Eric was joined by Kathy St. Claire, who has been a fan for weeks. Watch the comedy clip via YouTube below.
Eric Hutchinson checked in with fans from Sushi Hiroba in Los Angeles. “You know I’m a crazy sushi fan. I love sushi. I’ve got it on the cover of my album. I eat it all the time. One thing I noticed at all sushi restaurants is that on the menu, they have the rock ‘n’ roll roll. I wrote a song called rock ‘n’ roll which I play a lot, so I thought, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be fun if I learned how to make the rock ‘n’ roll sushi roll?'” Watch the singer songwriter being tutored in sushi making at YouTube.
Eric Hutchinson has posted some behind the scenes footage during the making of his ‘Rock & Roll’ video, which features a cameo by Perez Hilton, whose mention of Eric on his blog helped get him signed by Warner Bros.
“The idea of the video is that I get into a line and it’s an impossibly long line of people all waiting for something, we don’t know what, and I keep walking by the line and it gets weirder and weirder and more absurd and is crazy different kinds of people,” Eric explained. “It should be fun. Perez Hilton is coming by later. He’s gonna be in the video, which is exciting. He gave me a big shout-out on his web site, which really helped my album sales and actually helped get me signed on to Warner. He’s gonna come and be in the video and bring it all full circle, which should be fun.”
Watch the clip below.