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.
Flagpole Magazine picks Christian Lee Hutson‘s show as one of the week’s best, Thursday at Normaltown Hall:
Hutson’s literate brand of tattered-sleeve confessionalism is a throwback to folk music’s less-is-more roots, a reminder that the form can still be plenty ferocious in the right singer-songwriter’s hands. But Hutson is no mere acolyte; occasional flourishes of glitchy electronica set Yeah Okay apart from the pack. Quiet, determined and assured, Hutson’s latest LP is a welcome alternative to the empty, bombastic stomp-and-shout Americana so prevalent on the FM dial these days.
Montgomery Advertiser catches up with Christian Lee Hutson for an interview in advance of Sunday’s show at The Sanctuary.
The slightly awkward banter from Hutson (who admits he is “ironically” shy) is what fans can expect when he plays at The Sanctuary in Montgomery on Sunday…While his lyrics and song titles may suggest otherwise (“I Do Mean Well,” “They’re All Gonna Hate Me”) Hutson has a confidence in performances. And he needs it as he spends most of his time on the road.
Thanks to ReadJunk for a batch of “Lazy Album Reviews” that include new albums by Annalibera, Christian Lee Hutson, Dolls on Fire, Frogbelly and Symphony and Silver Ships!
Christian Lee Hutson is playing Small Brewpub’s Block Party in Dallas! Central Track previews the night:
Sardonic New York folkie, Langhorne Slim, sartorial Austin rockers, Quiet Company, along with semi-local country-tronica dabbler Christian Lee Hutson and Dallas folk collective Fox & the Bird will come together to help Oak Cliff’s Small Brewpub hold its first-ever block party. Raise a glass and check out the spot’s newly-opened back patio at this one.
Albuquerque Journal interviews Christian Lee Hutson on being a songwriting machine, with thoughts on his newly released album Yeah Okay, I Know and new details about his forthcoming follow-up album.
Pop Matters reviews Christian Lee Hutson‘s sophomore full-length Yeah Okay, I Know, out now on CD, vinyl and digital formats on Trailer Fire Records.
A quiet confidence exudes from Hutson’s grit-tinged vocal as he handles the miniature journey crafted by the rollicking folk-influenced opener…In the two years since his debut album, he has become more relaxed in his skin as an artist…The album has shown remarkable growth for Hutson, especially in the line of production and crafting his own muted instrumental atmosphere.
Read a 9/10 album review at Americana UK
Read Christian’s Nashville Five on Lockeland Springsteen
Watch “Monster” on Rust Magazine
Watch “Late November” on Heartbreaking Bravery
Watch “Ghost To Coast” on Diffuser.fm
Watch “They’re All Gonna Hate Me” on The Bluegrass Situation
Watch “Dirty Little Cheat” on Twang Nation
Watch “Castles in the Air” on Southern Manners
Watch “Mess” on The Vinyl District
Watch “I Do Mean Well” on Americana Daily
Interview in Albuquerque Journal-News
Interview in Columbia Free Times
Interview in River Cities Reader
Interview in University of Georgia’s Red & Black
Feature in Oklahoma Gazette
Feature in North Coast Journal
Feature on Mad Mackerel
Album Review on A Soulful Sound
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