Originally from rural western MA, contemporary acoustic songwriter Meg Hutchinson is now based in the Boston area. She has won numerous songwriting awards in the US, Ireland and UK, including recognition from John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Billboard Song Contest and prestigious competitions at Merlefest, New Song, Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Telluride and Rocky Mountain Folks Festivals.
Meg credits influences including poet Mary Oliver, songwriter Shawn Colvin, and mood maker David Gray. Hutchinson’s songs begin with vivid, naturalistic images, of apple orchards and trailer parks, stark factory towns and the Statue of Liberty. But she is guiding us to more intimate places, exploring how we feel in this time of fast and frightening change.
Whether singing about technology, billion dollar bailouts or global warming, Meg Hutchinson makes these big issues personal by showing how they affect our everyday lives. She goes beyond the casual observation of current events and explores the emotion behind the experiences, bringing the characters’ inner lives out into the open. www.myspace.com/meghutchinson