Hutchinson, a native of Athy, Co Kildare and born into a exceptionally
musical family started playing the accordion at the age of 12
with his father, Martin Snr, who played a variety of instruments.
On his mother's side of the family, his uncle Michael McFadden
still performs regularly, as does Martin's sister Maureen with
her daughter Natasha. From accordion to a Fender Strat, Martin
is now a "master on slide guitar".
The pub and club circuit of Ireland is where Martin started his
career, playing guitar with G.I. Brennan's Country and Blues band
and other musicians from around Ireland. Now working from his
present home in the Netherlands, Martin started his own band and
has produced his third CD, Water From A Stone. Hutchinson
treats us to 14 new songs and guest appearances from top Irish
and Dutch musicians.
Martin's music has been described by Hot Press as "a cool
handed take on the blues with a distinctly Irish feel. It promises
a mighty fine live performance, and there's no doubting his pedigree
Blues with a celtic twist and a dash of rock will keep audiences
absorbed while Martin blends ballads with hip rough-edged songs.
His style is young, fresh and modern, but most importantly, his
Irish roots play an enormous part in what he has to offer. Along
with Arno Nikken on bass and Sander Van Meerten
on drums they bring a sense of contemporary tradition to Folk
Rock, as well as untold experience!
FMartin is touring Ireland and is delighted to be playing in his
home county of Kildare, and the Riverbank Arts Centre is
delighted to be able to give you the opportunity to see Martin
perform live - as he does best!