Throughout the week, we’ll be presenting new sessions from three exciting songwriter instead of our usual single release. It just so happens that we were lucky enough to record stripped-down sets from Amanda Jo Williams, Christian Lee Hutson, and Kevin Killen all on the same afternoon of Saturday, March 23rd. We’ve adored each of these musicians for a while now – playing them on radio show, seeing them in concert, following them online – so it was a bit of a coup to record them in one shot. Each approach the art of songwriting with a unique voice, perspective, and flair, but in the end and especially in this bare bones format, they all exemplify that vague “Folkadelphia” sound. Honest songs from honest folk.
We started off with Amanda Jo Williams this past Sunday and now we’ll hear from Christian Lee Hutson.
Christian Lee Hutson will never break up. At least that’s what the button he gave me says (also it’s the name of one of his EPs), but it feels true. He’s a faithful guy. He’s preaching from the pulpit at the end of the bar. The songs that make up his latest full length The Hell With It have 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 himself is not a somber fellow – in fact, he’s rather jovial and appreciative, which tinges the songs he sings with a kind of hopefulness, like things are about to turn around. I have faith they will.
Christian cut a few of his songs down to the core for our Folkadelphia Session – simply moving vocals and guitar playing. You might pour yourself something strong before streaming.
Check back on Friday for Kevin Killen’s Folkadelphia Session.