Eric Hutchinson departs with a pseudo-encore (introduces the band, acts like it is over then does one more). Hot stuff, and the factoid of the night is the girls at our table found him via iTunes suggestion – they were sampling Mat Nathanson at the time.
Hasn’t Been Long Enough given a Cher techno treatment. This guy is fun, a showman – a slightly snarky Billy Joel.
Eric Hutchinson introduces a song introduction – Back to Where I Was – with a request for excitement, which is dutifully granted by the mostly female, highly giddy crowd. Haven’t felt such nitrous energy since Paramore, and certainly not for an opening act.
Eric Hutchinson gives off a Jaime Cullum vibe, bouncy pop, nice upper register and charming stage presence. A crowd favorite right out of the gate.
A line in front of Iron Horse and a massive green tour bus hints at what’s inside. It takes a sold out house to demonstrate how awful the sight lines are in this place, made worse by hideously inappropriate funiture. But the music is good and the price is right.