SAC Concert: Eric Hutchinson
Friday, February 3, 2012
7:00 pm • Center for Faith and Life
Hutchinson's music walks a line between rock, folk pop, and powerpop. It has been called "intelligent pop" with "painstakingly placed lyrics, brimming with sarcasm and wit", and "sunshine pop" with "feel-good playfulness" and a "plucky demeanor". In particular, "Rock and Roll" has a ska-inflected groove that busts into a rapid-fire bout of wordplay. Eric Hutchinson wanted to achieve a raw and vintage vibe to his debut album Sounds Like This. As the album progresses, he ranges from buoyant, thoughtful, soulful, and jazzy. Hutchinson cites his influences as Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Prince, Billy Joel, Ben Folds Five, and G. Love & Special Sauce.
Opening the show will be Dustin Hatzenbuhler.