Track of the Week: “Rock and Roll,” by Eric Hutchinson
February 9, 2011 3 Comments
I first heard “Rock and Roll” by Eric Hutchinson on Towson University’s 89.7 WTMD on a syndicated program called “World Cafe.” If you don’t listen to WTMD, you are missing a lot of fresh music. Check it out.
Anyways, “Rock and Roll” is yet another great example how guitar playing doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. Eric Hutchinson, a keyboardist mainly, plays guitar on this track and he does a fine job. He’s not a world-changing guitar player, but he doesn’t have to be. Take a listen:
The lyrics are catchy, but the simple, bouncy, off-beat guitar playing makes the song feel light-hearted and fun. Its hard not to do the butt-dance in your chair while you listen to this song. If your gluts are boppin’, it’s because of the guitar playing. Simple and fun.
That’s all guitar needs to be, really.
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