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Listen To This: The Next Big Thing

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We're obsessed! Obsessed!

Our tastes don't always tend to be mainstream, but we think Eric Hutchinson has the potential to be huge!

His music is what you want and what we need to hear on radio - good pop songs with soul and charm.

If you take the best bits of John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, you'd have Eric Hutchinson.

We heard his music on MySpace, bought his album on iTunes and we can't stop listening to it!

Eric Hutchinson is going to be big in 2008!

Check out a sampling of his beautifully crafted songs below:

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243 comments to “Listen To This: The Next Big Thing”

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  1. UKer says – reply to this


    yes well rufus wainright should sue.
    that is all.

  2. Me says – reply to this


    Sounds a lot like old Elton John or Billy Joel

  3. BK says – reply to this


    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Eric Hutchinson!!! He's awesome! Phenomenal live!!! Great post Perez!

  4. missa28 says – reply to this


    this guy is AWESOME I've seen him a bunch of times in concert!!

  5. daniel says – reply to this


    I don't like it, and don't think it's that good! Maybe you should put somewhere in the post that this is a paid advertisement?

  6. 543543 says – reply to this


    not FIRST

  7. julie says – reply to this


    he is SO good!!!!!

  8. jesse says – reply to this


    loves it

  9. first says – reply to this


    first shiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. oldnews says – reply to this


    heard it all before. save us rick rubin

  11. K says – reply to this


    Ugh, I went to college with him. Such a jerk!

  12. Bunnyloo says – reply to this


    Eh, not my style, but to each his own.

  13. lauren says – reply to this


    DAYUM! that voice makes me cream my panties! ~ XX

  14. me says – reply to this


    OMG I love this!!!!!

  15. Amy Liz says – reply to this


    FINALLY…. someone who has some substance! Thanks for turning me on to him, Perez.
    I ADORE Jason Mraz…. where the heck is he anyway? Find out and hook me up! :)

  16. boring says – reply to this


    Not my style.

  17. jj says – reply to this


    how much do i have to pay you to promote my album perez?

  18. blahblah says – reply to this


    Did NOT like.

  19. Britton says – reply to this


    LOVE HIM!!!!

  20. Me says – reply to this


    I've known about him for years. All Over Now is a great song.

  21. Hollaaa says – reply to this


    E hutch is awesome, and AMAZING Live. Such a nice guy…great post Perez.

  22. arielle says – reply to this


    hes really good

  23. Dolce says – reply to this


    I was going to put that he sounded exactly like old Billy Joel music and saw that comment no.#2 beat me to the punch.

  24. santal92 says – reply to this


    omg!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you so much!! I love this guy I'm always looking for new music and here it is! thanks to mr perez hilton who has the best music tastes ever!!

  25. Rachel says – reply to this


    aah, I love eric hutchinson!
    Very old school, bluesy sounding…great sound.

    Love you, perez! :)

  26. Joey says – reply to this


    it's okay…kinda sounds like gavin degraw.

  27. RJII says – reply to this


    i thought it was a woman's voice at first. it's so-so. nothing to make over

  28. Marsha says – reply to this


    Music is alright…pic though, that's an 8 on the Fuck-O-Meter!

  29. Jessica says – reply to this


    Love it want it buying it

  30. Who pays you to endorse this dreck? says – reply to this


    Yer kidding right? Urp! Will you swear an oath by all that is sacred that you are NOT getting paid for this endorsement, Perez? I listened to 2 of those clips and it just sounds like clanging jangling shit.

  31. Megan says – reply to this


    This guy rocks! : D
    Thanks Perez for showing this stuff!

  32. Monkey Turd a.k.a. Perez The Turdstser says – reply to this


    Perez is a racist turd. He has nothing but disdain for black people. He has a very low opinion of blacks. Take for instance his hatred of Beyonce. She’s somewhat talented, but Perez hates her for flashing her armpit. However Perez loves Paris Hilton who’s been to jail for d.u.i, or whatever it was, and who’s been videotaped sucking dick and taking it up the ass. And, by the way, Paris has no talent whatsoever. Perez, You Suck you piece of shit!!!

  33. anne says – reply to this


    How convienent, he has a show tonight at Hotel Cafe in LA. His live shows are the best!!!!!! "Oh" is my favorite record on the cd

  34. caroline says – reply to this


    oh wow…..YAY DC FOLK! :) he sounds awesome, i need to go get his cds :) thanks for the heads up and he is a HOTTIE!

  35. tits says – reply to this


    Wait..what is good about Mayer, Mraz, and Johnson?

  36. bobby says – reply to this


    Big as his johnson, I bet. Then, he'll be huge!

  37. Amy says – reply to this


    love him! He kinda of has a sound like The Format too…

  38. Monkey Turd a.k.a. Perez The Turdstser says – reply to this


    Very Elton John circa 1970"s. He's good. Perez is a turd though. Funky fat ass shiteous turd!!

  39. AshleyBaby says – reply to this


    Love it!! thanks for bringing him to my attention. He is HOTT!

  40. A says – reply to this


    Just saw him in Chicago last weekend. Been a fan for a long time. He rocks.

  41. mark says – reply to this


    i went to college with him!

  42. luv says – reply to this


    WOW! Nice

  43. J says – reply to this


    aMAZING-THANKS SHITHEAD! love ya, love ur show, love ur hair

  44. sexybeasts says – reply to this


    so if they wanna rock…., they rock, and if they wanna roll…., they roll. I would buy this album if i had the funds LOL! Great music!

  45. Carli says – reply to this


    I have been going to see Eric for years and I absolutely love him. He's a great musician, a funny performer and a sweet guy.

  46. mad says – reply to this


    perez i'm so glad you finally caught on to some really legit music, i've been listening to eric for like four years now and it's awesome for him to get some fo the recognition he deservess, thanks for putting him up!

  47. Matt says – reply to this


    Reminds me a lot of Jon McLaughlin (another up and coming artist)

  48. hmm says – reply to this


    It looks like what ever is in his pants is the next big thing!!

  49. Fandango says – reply to this


    To bubble gum

  50. brad says – reply to this


    He is no Jack Johnson. What an insult to Jack!

  51. OFM says – reply to this


    Lame. To hear good "pop" music, check out ofmhq.com

  52. Monkeycox says – reply to this


    I dig it. Reminds me of Jason Mraz mixed with Amos Lee. I'm off to illegally download it now!

  53. morningwood says – reply to this


    that doesn't impress me much.

  54. you KNOW says – reply to this


    he is AMAZING!! seriously sexxy ,smooth voice.

  55. me says – reply to this


    agreed. he is awesome live. great great guy.

  56. Jennifer says – reply to this


    No offense to the guy himself, but he sounds like any other guy in your local bars in America. There are tons of talented guys out there just like him. Go check out youtube or myspace where lots of unknown artists are hoping to be discovered. Honestly, I didn't care for the sample tunes listed on Perez's page. They were okay but not great.

  57. miss jenifer says – reply to this


    ooohh he is pretty good, but i must say that jason mraz is numero uno in mi corazon! ;)

  58. lala says – reply to this


    he didnt put me in his video when he was in school in boston. boo!

  59. BDM says – reply to this


    OK he's good…but NEVER as good as Jason Mraz, John Mayer, and Jack Johnson..I think instead of the best parts of them, he got the bad things from them, which are still pretty AMAZING!! :)

  60. Amelia says – reply to this


    Well if you go to his show you'd be 100 times more impressed. He used to do improv and he brings that into his shows. SO funny and quick witted…

    He may sound similar to other artists, but he's good at variation and spare of the moment ideas to make every song/show original.

    But actually, I should trash talk him so there won't be so many people at his shows. They're getting crowded!!!

  61. Stef says – reply to this


    Loves IT!

  62. tila says – reply to this


    See now that's decent music, not like that garbage Brittney tries to sing…this is someone with talent

  63. nannyapril says – reply to this


    The first 3 songs sound like an old group called Jellyfish. Jellyfish was better. Gimme more Mika!!

  64. Christine says – reply to this


    OMG! I love that you have discovered the amazingness of Eric Hutchinson! I have known about Eric for over a year now, and you will fall in love once you see him live! Honestly, although I do not agree but I can understand some of the comments below, but when you experience him and his music live, I assure you, you will fall in love.

  65. kgrzep says – reply to this


    i love it - thanks. you are #1

  66. underdog says – reply to this


    He sounds like Sondre Lerche. I prefer the Lerche.

  67. kase says – reply to this


    his song 'outside villanova' is sick.. not on his myspace but definitely worth downloading. im actaully from outside of villanova, pa. ERIC IS AWESOME. THANKS FOR THE EXPOSURE

  68. Christine says – reply to this


    I saw Eric about a year ago at the Recher Theater in Baltimore, and I loved him!!! I've been a huge fan forever…thanks for putting him on here!

  69. Atticus says – reply to this


    Thanks for sharing this with us Perez. I just purchased it on iTunes and it's great.

  70. Gavin says – reply to this


    Gavin Degraw should sue as well

  71. Dan says – reply to this


    been listening for him for years!! great artist

  72. BLONDIE says – reply to this


    HE THINK'S HE'S GAVIN MCGRAW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. BLONDIE says – reply to this


    DEGRAW. SORRY. SEE WHAT KIND OF LASTING IMPRESSION HE MADE ON ME?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  74. MK says – reply to this


    He is kind of a big deal

  75. Steve says – reply to this


    Hes totally playing the Knitting Factor in NYC on Thurs Sept 20. I am so going. Have been a fan since "My Guitar" in 2000.

  76. teajay99 says – reply to this


    i LOVE IT!!! Especially the first and last song…

  77. stacy says – reply to this


    Wait hes gonna play the Knitting Factor in NYC on 9/20, next thursday? Count me in. Woo hoo.

  78. Mo says – reply to this


    song names please perez! I want to download this hotness!

  79. bigjohnson says – reply to this


    He's playing at the Knitting Factory in New York City in 2 weeks — I gotta go see this live!!

  80. emma says – reply to this


    hurray for showcasing one of my favorite people. eric's from my hometown, a little hippie suburb of washington, d.c. he's great to see live, absolutely hilarious! the new album is good, but i can't get over the fact that he has a band now. older tracks (like "jettison") are so amazing with just him and a guitar.

  81. Den says – reply to this


    This guy sucks. Sounds just like every other song around these days, nothing original. Money Machine for little girls. Way to go Corp Record Dudes!

  82. MJ Carollson says – reply to this


    what crap. And he looks like a serial rapist.

  83. Eternal Skeptic says – reply to this


    I feel like I should be bobbing my pigtails along to this music while skipping around in my poodle skirt. Seriously middle school-ish. PLEASE don't tell me "bubblegum pop" is coming back…

  84. AES says – reply to this


    I went to college with Eric. Its about time someone noticed.

  85. Ryan says – reply to this


    Eric Hutchinson is so good…definitely listen to "Rock & Rock (Live)" from his album "Before I Sold Out"

  86. Scott says – reply to this


    Seen him in concert and have been listening for the last three years. You could not be more dead on about him. HUGE!

  87. j says – reply to this


    i think it is typical and boring. We need to hear someone like Justin Jones and the Driving Rain on the radio. That man can sing.

  88. BRanft says – reply to this


    I've been listening to his stuff for years! He rocks my socks… download his live album!

  89. Amy says – reply to this


    Perez…..LOVE IT!!!!

  90. love it says – reply to this


    he is great. i love his voice.

  91. john mcmullan says – reply to this


    now we know how the green haired monster gets blow jobs… he trolls myspace for hot guys and promises them millions of viewers.
    nice one fatty

  92. atworkandbored says – reply to this


    i love what i'm hearing so far! i've been looking for something that sounds like this for a while. i love jason mraz, john mayer, and jack johnson, so it's nice to find someone else that's similar too. thanks for all the music samples you post, i may not always be a fan of all your musical tastes, but i am in this case! =D

  93. sarah says – reply to this


    LOVE him!!!!!!! I completely hear Jason Mraz. It is refreshing to hear something easy and upbeat for a change……

  94. KR says – reply to this


    LOVE LOVE LOVE eric!!!

  95. whoretta says – reply to this


    Wow that sucked.

    You have the worst taste in music, Perez.

    You also have the worst taste in life.


  96. Juice says – reply to this


    Catchy tunes!

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  98. jessica says – reply to this


    i am loving it!

  99. Raha says – reply to this


    Seems like a real down to earth guy…LOVED the songs!

  100. Elisa says – reply to this


    Your best discovery so far Perez !

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