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Christian Lee Hutson relishes the freedom of touring solo

Singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson is well on his way to completing another album in Nashville, Tenn.

Singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson is well on his way to completing another album in Nashville, Tenn.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Christian Lee Hutson doesn’t like to wait.

In fact, his recent album, “Yeah Okay I Know,” was just released and he’s already working on another album in Nashville, Tenn.

“I have 30 new songs from the last two months,” he says during an interview. “I’m the type of person who can’t do nothing. I need to work 24 hours a day.”

Before going solo, Hutson was a member of the band The Driftwood Singers. Since going out on his own, he has found a rhythm all his own.

“It’s really nice to be out on the road by myself,” he says. “There’s no one else to make decisions. I can just pick up and go. I think I’m good in a band setting when it comes to playing. But I’m difficult in so many other ways. I’m a perfectionist in the truest form.”

Hutson’s writing has changed since his debut album. He says the first album was inspired a lot by the break up of the band.

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“It was an awful break up on both sides of my life,” he says. “The band was gone as was this girl I was dating. This time around, the style of my music is more uniform and all of the songs are written in the same head space.”

Hutson also has been sober for nearly two years, which has contributed to his writing style.

“I have so much more clarity,” he says. “I was lost and can probably easily fall back. It’s a journey for me every day to keep moving forward.”

The last time Hutson performed in Albuquerque he felt bad about the show because he had laryngitis. He opted to perform a show that was completely instrumental.

“Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep myself healthy and I’ll have a voice,” he says. “Last time at Burt’s Tiki Lounge, it was awful because I think people were expecting music like The Driftwood Singers. There were no words at all and I couldn’t even apologize.”


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