1978 (age 40)
Meg Hutchinson (born 1978, South Egremont, Massachusetts) is an American folk-singer and songwriter known for her distinctive alto vocals, poetic lyrics, and sophisticated songwriting.
Performing Songwriter calls Hutchinson, "…A master of introspective ballads filled with understated yearning and an exquisite sense of metaphor." The twenty-six year old describes her style as "lyric-based, folk-pop, with a whole lot of small town idealism and one devastating break up thrown in for good measure." Among her influences she is quick to include poet Mary Oliver along with the likes of David Grey, Patty Griffin, Greg Brown and Shawn Colvin. Her songs are characterized by a weathered but unselfconscious optimism, a love of language and of the natural world. Having grown up in a town of 5,000 people, "just outside the National Historic District," her songs possess all the charm of Lake Wobegon, tempered by a sweet and timeless voice.
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