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Backstage: Douglas McLean Chats With Canadian Singer-Songwriter Christina Hutt

By Douglas McLean.

Christina Hutt’s new EP, ‘Beyond the Knowing”, released May of 2023, continues the allure of her initial EP ‘Mirror Mirror’ and reacquaints audience’s with this powerful singer songwriter, as she maps a course toward her rightful musical destination.

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE

Christina can fill a room with her rich, resonant, out-of-this era voice and move

you with her honest, charismatic delivery. Once described as a full-bodied glass of red

wine, her sound is reminiscent of the soul-stirring vocals you would have heard flowing from

a transistor radio in the late 50’s. You will understand why Hutt has been dubbed “the

voice” in her home region of Muskoka, Ontario. She welcomes you into the secrets of her

heart with fierce passion and endearing spirit. Christina’s ease in a diversity of genres

brings a captivating quality to her performances. The lyrics in her song “Cracks & Crevices”

take you deep into the chilling darkness of emotional anguish while her tune “Fifteen

Shades” makes you feel like you just might be at a Patsy Cline Tribute Show.

Hutt’s original song “I Should Have Changed” was just placed in the top 10 female songs of 2022 in the Blues & Roots Radio International Song Contest. This small town country girl is currently writing and recording new music with Canadian Music Hall Of Fame inductee, multi-instrumentalist, producer, Jeff Bird of the legendary Cowboy Junkies as well as singer/songwriter producer, Sue Smith.

Christina resides in Kearney, Ontario not far from her hometown, Sprucedale. She was drawn to music at the age of five when her parents bought her a wireless microphone and a Tina Turner album. She continues to be influenced by many artists, recognizing the soul in Etta James, Patsy Cline’s art of delivering a song, the poetry of Leonard Cohen, the warmth of Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the camaraderie of The Cowboy Junkies, to mention a few.

Six years ago, Christina began pursuing her dream to sing and perform music full time. Wholly determined, she launched herself out of her comfort zone on a mission to improve her chops and gain experience. Christina is now well known throughout Central Ontario for her passionate singing and her unique and resonant voice.

In the past several years Christina has performed on the VIA RAIL coast to coast train across Canada; released an EP; recorded backup vocals for Kerrville Folk Award winner Jon Brooks; and performed with Juno Award winner Blues artist Paul Reddick. Hutt has also worked with and been mentored by Juno award winner Blues singer, Rita Chiarelli, and one of Canada’s finest folk artists, Katherine Wheatley. Christina has opened for Canadian Country singers, Tim Hicks and Tyler Joe Miller as well as Juno Award winner Blues artist Paul James and Canadian Folk Singer Craig Cardiff.


Fifteen Shades

You keep On Coming Back

A Rookie In A Veterans Chair.

Wild Woman

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE


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