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Moving Up Living Down, Eric Hutchinson

Eric Hutchinson

April 21st, 2012

Eric Hutchinson


Years Active:
'00s, '10s


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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.”

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Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
Breakdown More Moving Up Living Down 4:05 $1.29
Rock & Roll Sounds Like This 4:01 $1.29
Best Days Moving Up Living Down 4:04 $1.29
Talk Is Cheap Moving Up Living Down 4:33 $1.29
OK, It's Alright With Me Sounds Like This 2:30 $1.29
People I Know Moving Up Living Down 3:46 $1.29
Not There Yet Moving Up Living Down 3:25 $1.29
I'm Not Cool Moving Up Living Down 3:35 $1.29
Basement Moving Up Living Down 3:34 $1.29
Lisa (Bonus Track) Moving Up Living Down 4:15 $1.29
Living In the Afterlife Moving Up Living Down 4:30 $1.29
In the First Place Moving Up Living Down 4:10 $1.29
Oh! Sounds Like This 3:53 $1.29
All Over Now Sounds Like This 3:44 $1.29
OK, It's Alright With Me Sounds Like This (Bonus Tra.. 2:30 $1.29
Rock & Roll Sisterhood of the Traveling.. 3:58 $1.29
Back to Where I Was Sounds Like This 3:10 $1.29
Outside Villanova Sounds Like This 4:15 $1.29
Rock & Roll Sounds Like This (Bonus Tra.. 4:01 $1.29
Rock & Roll Rock & Roll – Single 3:58 $1.29
Food Chain Sounds Like This 3:41 $1.29
You Don't Have to Believe Me Sounds Like This 3:44 $1.29
You've Got You (Live) Sounds Like This (Live) 4:09 $1.29
Back to Where I Was (Live) Sounds Like This (Live) 3:11 $1.29
It Hasn't Been Long Enough (Live.. Sounds Like This (Live) 4:23 $1.29

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