Will Hutchinson, is known for his unique voice and his ability to tell vivid stories in his songwriting. While folksy, his Americana vibe is distinct from the Nashville and east Appalachian sound. The Nebraska roots in his music shine through in a refreshing way and his music has been described as “a sound that captures what it is like to be in love.”
“Hutch” has released 4 full-length albums of original music, performed on the streets and in clubs throughout the United States and Europe and been awarded as a finalist in the international John Lennon Songwriting Competition with over 25,000 contestants.
As a collaborator, Will Hutchinson co-produced his record Goldfish Diaries with Chris Koza of Rogue Valley and Paul Marino, mixing engineer and producer of countless Minneapolis bands including Caroline Smith, Alicia Wiley, and Haley Bonar. As a singer and songwriter, Hutchinson performs and writes regularly as part of an acoustic trio called Young Canyon with Ari Herstand (DIY Singer/Songwriter, Author, and Blogger), and Jesse MacLeod (soul americana artist and son of blues legend Doug MacLeod). A few of the notable acts he has shared the stage with are HoneyHoney, Jay Nash, Matt Kearney, and Will Hoge.
Wildflower People, is the 3rd full-length release under Will Hutchinson, put-out one year from his debut album Teal Water (2016) under his side project and moniker Ozark Hutch. The songs are a collection of love stories that pay tribute to the lesson’s learned throughout various relationships, some more fleeting than others, in his life. Inspired by the extreme seasonal changes in Nebraska, the recurring theme of wildflowers play a connective role and provide an intriguing contrast of color throughout the album. From the warm welcome from Ava in the song "West Coast Wanderer" to the cold goodbye of "Gypsy Dream," the imagery is gracefully weaved into one cohesive album.
Born in 1987 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Hutchinson played music throughout his youth and began writing music when he moved to Minneapolis in 2005.
This album is dedicated to Gus and Red.
All songs and lyrics written by Will Hutchinson
Produced by Werner Althaus and Will Hutchinson Engineered by Werner Althaus and Will Hutchinson Mixed by Werner Althaus
Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering, Omaha, NE
Acoustic Guitars, string and trumpet arrangements, organ, piano, vocals : Will Hutchinson Electric guitars, Weissenborn, drums, electric bass: Werner Althaus Upright Bass: Stephen Canterero Trumpet: Matthew Boring Violin: Josh Rector Harmony: Sas Liska, Andrea Von Kampen, and Joey Plunkett