Eric Hutchinson Takes It Easy

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Eric Hutchinson has done a lot of soul searching the last couple years. On his latest release, Easy Street, the singer-songwriter shares his revelations and struggles with self-discovery: as an individual and as an artist. It’s an uplifting record about forging ahead, remembering what’s important in life, and not becoming bogged down by stress.

Austin360 Studio Sessions

Hutchinson is currently on the road in support of Easy Street and played Austin’s The Belmont last week. While in town the singer stopped by the Austin American-Statesman headquarters to give an intimate performance for their new Austin360 Studio Sessions sponsored by TicketCity.

Broadcast on Facebook Live, the new series features touring artists who perform a short set and then answer Facebook Live fan questions. Hutchinson was candid and comical during the Q&A and spoke about touring, his favorite songs to perform live, the multiple meanings behind his album title Easy Street and more.

Eric Hutchinson at the Austin360 Studio Session presented by TicketCity

Eric Hutchinson at the Austin360 Studio Sessions presented by TicketCity. Photo by Gillian Driscoll.

Easy Street

Turns out recording Easy Street wasn’t so easy after all. While the songwriting came easily to the singer, he struggled with health problems and professional challenges at the time. Ultimately, the singer found his footing, a motif he expresses on the single “Dear Me.” A song Hutchinson wrote to his future self, “Dear Me” shares lessons you wish you knew when you were younger, but are too reckless to heed at the time.

Sings Hutchinson:

“Dear me, you’ll be older one day
I’m writing from the future and you’re doing ok
Dear me hold on to what you’ve got
Things are gonna change, but change is better than you thought”

Hutchinson performed “Dear Me” along with “Good Rhythm” and “Anyone Who Knows Me” during the Studio Session.  Easy Street is out now. Listen here and see Eric Hutchinson’s full list of tour dates here.

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