The best part of social media for me is getting to ask silly and sometimes deliberately thoughtful questions and read through the answers. Eric Hutchinson is taking the art of conversation, juggling it with music, and has a wonderful idea. But first, a bit about Eric.
He’s is an international platinum recording artist, songwriter, and music lover, and best known for his 2008 hit single“Rock & Roll. Hutchinson’s albums include Sounds Like This; Moving Up, Living Down; Pure Fiction; and Easy Street, and he has appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Conan, and has toured with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz, and OneRepublic. So you know he breathes and lives music.
Songversations: Conversation Starters about Music and Life is coming out September 5 though Abram Books. Each of the 50 record-shaped cards in this conversation deck is printed with a music-themed question on each side (100 questions total). The questions range in format: some invoke songs that are tied to memories (name a song from your school dance); others prompt you to choose an ideal soundtrack for a hypothetical situation (if you were a major league baseball player, what song would blast when you’re up to bat?); some cards aim to get people comparing their favorite (and not-so-favorite) music moments. Created expressly to start a conversation about the music people love and the personal insights that their favorite songs evoke, Songversations is the perfect gift for serious audiophiles, casual listeners, and everyone in between.
Get it before the holiday rush starts!