Hans Hutchison recently released his first solo album, 114, a labor of love five years in the making. Although Hutchison is chiefly known as a classical-guitar and voice man, Hutchison also plays mandolin, upright bass and slide guitar on 114. Hutchison, who is a member of Grupo Sonido, plays frequently at a number of eclectic venues, including Azul Restaurant Lounge at the Westin La Paloma, and First Fridays at Frog and Firkin on University Boulevard.
What was the first concert you ever saw?
Robert Palmer at the Tucson Convention Center with my mom. No dancing girls—fail.
What are you listening to these days?
Feist, Fat Freddy's Drop, newer Bob Dylan, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
What was the first album you owned?
I bought Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsys, on cassette from a Circle K at my bus stop when I was in junior high.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?
Widespread Panic, and metal.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
I still hope to see Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen someday!
Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
"Sambolero" by Luiz Bonfa.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Most recently, Luiz Bonfa let me know that anything is possible with a guitar.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Eydie Gorme y Trio los Panchos, Amor.