Eric Hutchinson

September 8, 1980
  • He went to Emerson College in Boston, where he earned a degree in film production in 2002. He chose music because he thought it would be easier (he found out that wasn't always the case).
  • His father has a degenerative disease called myotonic muscular dystrophy. When he was in college, Hutchinson learned there was a 50 percent chance that he had the disease as well, but he didn't get tested for it until after he completed his album Easy Street in 2016. It was good news: he didn't have the disease.
  • He signed to Maverick Records in 2005, but the label was in turmoil and folded before releasing any of his material. With no label, he issued the album ...Before I Sold Out independently in 2006. The following year, Perez Hilton, who had a huge following, posted about it on his blog, earning Hutchinson a label deal with Warner Bros. His first release on the label was Sounds Like This in 2008.
  • Hutchinson has never been interested in life on the road - his hobbies are much more domestic. "I'm really interested in food," he told Songfacts. "I love restaurants and cooking. And just more and more I find that stuff attached to what I'm doing and how I think about my day. But I'm interested in things that 65-year-old women are interested in: cooking and flower arranging and baking bread and Meryl Streep movies."

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