Mike Thrasher Presents
Eric Hutchinson (born September 8, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter. He signed with Madonna’s Maverick Records, but the label shut down before his album was released. Hutchinson recorded and released the album Sounds Like This on his own. The album won praise from gossip blogger Perez Hilton, which sent it to the top ten on the iTunes Store, where it peaked at number five in September 2007 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The album was picked up by Warner Bros. Records, who released it in May 2008. Born in Washington, D.C., Hutchinson grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland, attended Montgomery Blair High School and went to Emerson College in Boston, where he lived for about four years before moving to Los Angeles. Hutchinson began playing guitar around 1995, and later added piano to his repertoire. When on acoustic guitar, he plays with exuberance, often laying down percussive hand slaps on the strings. He says he “should’ve taken more guitar lessons,” but was always “more interested in playing and singing songs I knew and liked better than Hot Cross Buns out of a workbook.” As of February 2007, he resides in New York City.
On September 15, 2008, he performed his song “Rock and Roll” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Eric has also performed “Rock and Roll” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Eric debuted his single “Ok It’s Alright With Me” on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on July 24, 2009