Almost Solo In NYC, Eric Hutchinson's new live album, is out today - and it's free to the first 1 million fans who tweet or post to Facebook using the service Pay with a Tweet, hashtag #1MillionHutch. Pay with a Tweet enables people to download the album for free, simply by tweeting or sharing a link to the promotion on Facebook. Fans can get their copy of Almost Solo In NYC on almostsoloinnyc.com.
Eric will celebrate the release of Almost Solo In NYC with two special performances: an evening at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville on Thursday, October 3, and an intimate hometown show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Wednesday, October 9.
Almost Solo In NYC was recorded live during Hutchinson's fall 2012 acoustic outing, which brought Eric and his longtime band member, multi-instrumentalist Elliott Blaufuss, to intimate - and sold out - venues across North America. The album contains live versions of five fan favorites - including the hit "Rock & Roll," "OK, It's Alright With Me," and "Watching You Watch Him" - plus one brand new tune ("Shine On Me") and a Police cover ("Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"). But - as they say in infomercials - that's not all.
As any fervent Hutchhead will attest, Eric's shows are all about the music...and the monologues. Almost Solo captures four classic Hutchinson tales. The hit song "Watching You Watch Him," for example, is followed by the vignette "Watching You Eat Shrimp," where Hutchinson sings about selling out to Red Lobster. Hutchinson tells how he learned how to play his own song on YouTube ("Emo in College") and talks about writing his songs while annoying his New York City neighbors ("I'm a Foot Stomper"). And don't miss "Amsterdam," wherein Eric gets high and takes a hilarious path to finding the inspiration for his new song, "Shine On Me," which premiered on Minneapolis' Cities 97. Wondering exactly how that works? Check out this animated video of Eric's adventures in Amsterdam - premiering today on HitFix.com: