No Country For New Nashville‘s Philip Obenschain on why you shouldn’t miss Christian Lee Hutson’s show:
With a touring schedule that can only be described as relentless and cruel and a burgeoning catalogue of soul-shatteringly beautiful songs, Christian Lee Hutson, at the (not so) tender age of 25, is by far one of the most compelling young voices in the Americana music scene. The tone of Hutson’s songs in his releases to date (debut LP The Hell With It and 2012’s Will Never Break Up) really is remarkably complex. Endearingly sincere one moment and self-deprecatingly dismissive the next, they read like a whole human laid before you, all mangled and beautiful in the same breath. This is a person about whom Sean Moeller has said, “He will change you. Go see him tonight.” With a mid-summer move to New York, a shiny new backing band and two (rumored) completed albums waiting in the wings, now seems like a perfect time to let Christian Lee Hutson change you.