Christian Lee Hutson
To call Christian Lee Hutson an old soul would be to deny the vibrancy of his sound. Hutson’s songs have been championed by LA Record as "sparse and graceful" and by Folkadelphia as “(Having) the feel of having been scrawled on whiskey-stained napkins while the house country band plays us into the lonesome night. A mass for the brokenhearted.” Hutson’s work – while rooted in country tradition – vibrates with a youthful energy, as if a drunk and sedentary George Jones was being channeled through a drunk and animated Conor Oberst.
Hutson’s debut E.P. Will Never Break Up marked his stylistic shift away from the dustbowl-era sound of his defunct band The Driftwood Singers in favor of a more recent tradition of country songwriting in the vein of Jason Isbell and Justin Townes Earle, a lean toward modernity that continued with Hutson's first full-length release The Hell With It. Hutson's second album, Yeah Okay I Know, is being released in installments of one song a month over the course of 2014 and finds him once again working with Grammy-nominated producer David Mayfield.
Christian Lee Hutson tours across the U.S. and back like a man burning demons as fuel. He’s shared many a stage with notable performers like Damien Jurado, Ralph Stanley, and Father John Misty, so come out and join him for a sour, non-alcoholic (one day at a time) drink of some sort and some newborn songs that retain a feel so well-worn, weathered, and welcoming that they whimper and creak as they pull a stool out for you at the bar and slobber cheap tequila all over your new shirt.
"Christian Lee Hutson's got a voice with some serious songwriting chops." - We Denton Do It
"He has something strange, something honest, the kind of thing that can scare a room of strangers because they can see themselves in a person they’ve never met. There’s an honesty to what he does that most people will never understand. He's the real deal, no gimmick, no horse-shit. It’s not cute, it’s not pretty, it’s real in a way I don’t even want to think about."
- Robbie Pfeffer (Rubber Brother Records)
"If you love him even half as much as I do, you'll already love him twice as much as he loves himself." - David Mayfield
Mapache is an acoustic duo from Glendale, California. Taking influence from artists such as Gillian Welch, The Louvin Brothers, The Band, and The Grateful Dead, Mapache brings a new sound of california conscious country/folk. Clay Finch (acoustic guitar/vocals) and Sam Blasucci (dobro/vocals) met in 2011 and have been writing and performing music ever since.