7:00 pmFriday, 10 February 2023


John Curtin Hotel

29 Lygon St, Carlton

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Christian Lee Hutson visits Australia performing in support of Phoebe Bridgers and headlining his own shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Hailing from Los Angeles, California Hutson began his career as a member of The Driftwood Singers, along with Pearl Charles releasing two full-length albums and a number of music videos including "Castles In The Air" and Ghost To Coast".

In 2018 Hutson met Phoebe Bridgers, and the two have since collaborated on a number of projects. Hutson co-wrote and played on the self-titled EP from the supergroup 'Boygenius' as well as Bridgers' 2019 release with Conor Oberst, Better Oblivion Community Center and sophomore album Punisher. Hutson's first studio album under his own name, "Beginners" was produced by Bridgers and put out on ANTI- Records in 2019 with the release of the first single, "Northsiders".

The follow up 2022 album Quitters begins with a laugh and moves away from the focus on growing up to the dread and complications of growing older. The laugh that announces Quitters is the kind you’ll find at the end of John Huston films, one of resignation and release, and somehow a cosmic laugh that says “California,” a place where lonely people gather together like birds. With Quitters, Hutson pulled from a wide range of influences for his second record: the tight rhymes of John Prine, Bob Mehr’s book about the Replacements Trouble Boys, and Scott McClanahan’s auto-fiction The Sarah Book. It’s a recording that also feels like a sonic expansion from Hutson’s debut. The single "Rubberneckers" which features Phoebe Bridgers on backing vocals was written along with local Melburnian, Alex Lahey.

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