We at Hitfix are big fans of singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson. In fact, his 2012 top 10 hit, “Watching You Watch Him,” was our No. 5 single of 2012.
So we”re very excited to announce that Hutchinson is releasing a new live album, “Almost Solo In NYC,” today and, even better, it is free to the first 1 million fans. Take that Jay Z and Samsung.
Fans get a free download of “Almost Solo in NYC” by sharing it. Go to www.erichutchinson.com and click on the Pay with a Tweet button to unlock the free download.
“I couldn’t sleep after the first show on The Almost Solo Tour, it was such a buzz doing the songs stripped and just hanging out with the audience. I wanted to do this forever. Just the audience and the music. So, I recorded a live album on the tour,” says Hutchinson. “I love the idea of giving this album away for free as a thank you to all the amazing people who have supported me through the years.”
Hutchinson recorded “Almost Solo in NYC” last fall at City Winery during his sold-out tour of intimate venues. Accompanied only by longtime band member/multi-instrumentalist Elliott Blaufuss, Hutchinson ran through a number of his most beloved tunes from his first two albums, including “Rock & Roll, “OK, It”s Alright With Me,” and, of course, “Watching You Watch Him,” as well as a new song, “Shine On Me,” and a cover of Police”s “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.”
The album also includes Hutchinson”s now famous between-song patter, including his tale of selling out to Red Lobster, “Watching You Eat Shrimp,” and his ode to annoying his New York neighbors as he wrote songs, “I”m A Foot Stomper.”
Hitfix is exclusively premiering the adorable and funny animated video for “Amsterdam/Shine On Me,” during which Hutchinson describes exactly what happened to him when he partook of a certain delight in the Dutch city, before launching into the new song.
To herald the release of “Almost Solo in NYC,” Hutchinson will play two gigs: Oct 3 at Nashville”s 3rd and Lindsley, and Oct. 9 at New York”s Rockwood Music Hall.
Almost Solo In New York City – Track Listing
1) Ok, It’s Alright With Me
2) I’m a Foot Stomper *
3) Watching You Watch Him
4) Watching You Eat Shrimp *
5) Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
6) Emo in College *
7) Breakdown More
8) Outside Villanova
9) Amsterdam *
10) Shine On Me
11) Rock & Roll
*Spoken word tracks