Hometown // Takoma Park
Current members // Eric Hutchinson, vocals, guitar and keyboards
Founded in // 2002
Style // acoustic soul
Influenced by // Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello
Notable // Hutchinson's full-length debut, Sounds Like This, was recorded and self-released this year. He was signed to Maverick, but the label folded. As a result, Hutchinson ended up with enough money to record the album and the rights to his own songs: a win-win situation.
Quotable // "It's all worked out," he said. "I feel like I'm in a good place. I don't want to make a deal when I can still have the power and freedom I have being an independent artist."
Hear Eric Hutchinson tomorrow at Fletchers, 701 S. Bond St. Doors open at 8 p.m. $10. Go to fletchersbar.com. The band: myspace.com/erichutchinson.[SAM SESSA