Category: Artist Updates

Eric Hutchinson Video and More

The official video for the new single, “A Little More,” premieres today on VEVO. The clip, which was lensed by Justin Coloma, can be viewed HERE. The song, already most added at Triple A, has over half a million plays on Spotify. It was tapped by Netflix for a worldwide advertising campaign, “‘A Little More’ is a kicky return for Hutchinson,” observed Billboard.

Eric Hutchinson and Tristan Prettyman will launch an extensive U.S. tour on October 27 at Boston’s Royale. As the name suggests, the “City & Sand Tour” will take Eric, a New York City resident, and Tristan, a Southern California native, to some of the country’s most vibrant cities and to some gorgeous beach towns. The run will include a night at New York City’s Highline Ballroom (November 2), a show at the Myth in St. Paul (November 21) and an evening at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (December 9). The pair’s November 9 show at the Music Farm in Charleston, SC will be streamed live on the Live Nation channel on Yahoo! as part of the Yahoo! Screen concert series, which has featured such artists as Justin Timberlake and John Legend.

Pre-sale tickets for the “City & Sand Tour” go on sale tomorrow, September 9, at 12pm ET. A limited amount of exclusive VIP packages will also be available during the pre-sale – including VIP meet & greet packages with exclusive backstage performance and an exclusive download of Hutchinson’s Almost Solo in NYC, a month before its release date. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13. For further details visit

Sibling Unity

They’re a mere 21 years old, but an old-school aura surrounds identical twin sisters Nalani and Sarina Bolton, the singer-songwriter duo billing themselves as Nalani & Sarina.

Growing up in New Jersey’s Hunterdon County, they heard lots of folk and blues around the house, thanks to their parents playing music by the likes ofBob Dylan and Ray Charles, among others. This past spring, Nalani & Sarina met and jammed with one of their favorite singers, soul legend Sam Moore, during a joint appearance on SiriusXM satellite radio, and days later, they performed with Moore and his band at City Winery in New York (and held their own on the Sam & Dave classic “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”).

Then there’s the pay-your-dues approach the Bolton sisters have taken to building an audience: playing one show at a time (on average, a handful of gigs per month) and focusing for now on New Jersey, where they still live, and its bordering states.

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Girl Power

Nalani & Sarina share their Lessons Learned (iTunes) on CD prior to their big-time Sept. 10 Bitter End show in New York City. Harmonizing like angels, composing like Joni, adorable as legality will permit (they’re 21), these twins have that special “it” factor way beyond their obvious gorgeousness. If their Philippine blood makes ‘em look exotic, their blue-eyed soul-folk Lilith approach could make ‘em Hall & Oates with estrogen. The Bitter End show will have guest bassist Will Lee who promises to bring some other NYC heavyweights to the party. Lee is a self-professed “super-fan” of these girls and most likely has a crush on both of ‘em as I already do not even having met ‘em yet. Sam Moore is also a fan, the venerated soul-master having already had them onstage at a recent gig. Considering their musicianship (they play piano and guitar, sing like angels and wrote all 14 songs on Lessons Learned), their sweet swaying rhythmic thrust (the band Will Lee put together for this project is filled with master musicians Tommy Mandel, Leni Stern, Greg Drew, Joe Bonadio and Bones Malone) and their astonishing level of composition, we may be looking at the “next big thing.”

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Taylor Swift dancing at Ingrid Michaelson Concert

Taylor Swift rocked out and continued to dance like no one is watching while onstage with BFF Karlie Kloss at an Ingrid Michaelson concert. Luckily, her signature awkwardly adorable moves were caught on Instagram. Check it out below!

And then T-Swift "danced" #ingridmichaelson #karliekloss #taylorswift

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Mumford & Sons Take Home Album of the Year Grammy

Call it diversity or a lack of consensus, but no single act dominated this year’s awards. Instead, the Grammys spread the love, though rock bands — including The Black Keys and fun. — fared well.

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