Leon Gallery is proud to welcome back Christian Lee Hutson (Los Angeles, CA) to the stage with special guests Tyler Lee Holter (Denver, CO) and making their Leon debut is Mount Saint Elias (Oakland, CA). Sundays just don't get any better than this.
Doors at 7:00
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About Christian Lee Hutson:
To merely call Christian Lee Hutson an old soul would be to deny the vibrancy of his sound. Championed by LA Record as "sparse and graceful," Hutson writes songs that the SF Bay Guardian describes as, ”... Foreboding, bluesy love ballads laden with longing nostalgia.” Despite the maturity and commitment to tradition found in the 22-year-old singer-songwriter’s songs, they vibrate with a youthful energy as if a drunk and sedentary George Jones was being channeled through a drunk and animated Conor Oberst.
Hutson’s debut solo E.P. Will Never Break Up marked his stylistic shift away from the dustbowl-era sound of the recently defunct Driftwood Singers in favor of a more recent tradition of country songwriting in the vein of Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam. This lean towards the modern continues with Hutson's full-length debut The Hell With It, out on Trailer Fire Records in March. The Hell With It finds Hutson working once again alongside Grammy-nominated producer David Mayfield, who also produced the Driftwood Singers' debut.
Christian Lee Hutson still maintains the same rigorous touring schedule that took the Driftwood Singers across the U.S. and back any number of tread-wearing times, so come out and join him for a sour drink of some sort and some newborn songs that retain a feel so well-worn, weathered, and welcoming that they whimper and creak as they pull a stool out for you at the bar.
Christian has a brand new video out for "Ghost to Coast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCA7yo4v_J0
"He will change you."
- Sean Moeller (Daytrotter) for Paste
"Something of an amalgam between Mark Oliver Everett of Eels and Hank Williams, Hutson’s croon is especially exceptionally palpable..."
- Flagpole Magazine
"There is something so strangely affecting about Christian Lee Hutson..."
- The Bluegrass Situation
"(Songs) full of lush, lonesome melodies, flooded by Hutson's billowy country singing."
- The Pitch
"...drawn toward the traditional, but not hampered by tradition."
- North Coast Journal
About Mount Saint Elias:
Mount Saint Elias is a 5 piece folk-rock band from Oakland, California serving up lyrics like lightning, grooving rhythms and harmonies to soothe.
"Think The Head and The Heart, think The Lumineers, just don't think twice about missing this band." Pescadero Grown
"Metaphorical imagery, emotion laden 3 part harmonies, perfectly weighted percussion and a sweet accoutrement of horns. From the comfortable and friendly folk feel,to the nonstop glorious rhythms that demands movement from beginning to end, Mount Saint Elias surely will have no problem finding lots of love." -Oaktown Indie Mayhem
Check out their new video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgD4gzieFhw&noredirect=1
About Tyler Lee Holter:
Tyler Lee Holter is an a modern American legend. Children will write stories of this urban cowboy's music, they will sing his songs in fields of golden grass. Tyler's voice was painted by nature's own song, his guitar melodies fly through the air on wisps of decadence and decay. Tyler is new to the Colorado music scene, but is making an honest name for himself as one of the best alt-country singers in the land. Tyler is fresh off of a tour with Sawmill Joe and proud to come home to bring you some stories from the road.
Check out Tyler's Open Air Studio on CPR: http://www.cpr.org/openair/story/tyler-lee-holter-openair