Ryan Hutchens Reflects on THE LAST TEN YEARS

With the help of some great musician friends, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Ryan Hutchens released his latest album last Fall. With 11 tracks of pop, folk, and indie rock inspired tunes, The Last Ten Years shines as the perfect indie album for fans of acts like larger modern folk acts M. Ward and the Avett Brothers. On top of the six instruments and vocals performed by Hutchens, the album features cellist Idris Chandler, steel guitarist Travis Wright, and additional instrumentation from Kenny McWilliams.

The 11 tracks play like a bluegrass and folk inspired album played by The Shins. The blending of the indie rock aesthetics with the decidedly more stripped down Americana influences than most in the genre. Heartfelt lyrics and a beautiful croon lay atop carefully orchestrated instrumentation that is somehow both simple and bold. the result is a sound that will appeal to a wide variety of music fans from the John Denver faithfuls to fans of Iron & Wine to the diehard James Taylor enthusiasts among us. It’s folk music that harkens to a simpler time, yet has a noticeably modern twist.

Standout tracks include the voiceless “Instrumental In C”, the title track “The Last Ten Years”, and the beautiful “A House And A Porch” (video below). With new songs being written daily and a more shows being added to his seemingly endless tour, there will continue to be more Ryan Hutchens to see and hear nationwide. .

You can check out more from Ryan Hutchens at his website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and/or Youtube Channel.

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