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Megan Hutchings


Megan Hutchings



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Megan Hutchings played Brie in the episode Smells Like Trouble.


Meg Hutchinson was raised by English teachers in a small town outside of Great Barrington, Massachusetts called South Egremont. Growing up in the Berkshires, the mountains, woods and ponds were her childhood muses, as were poets she read (like Mary Oliver, Robert Frost and William Butler Yeats), and the songwriters she listened to (like Greg Brown and Joni Mitchell). When she inherited her grandmother's 1957 Martin guitar at age eleven, her love of words found an inspiring instrument, and there was no turning back. "Songwriting is not something I chose, I've just somehow always known that this is what I love to do. This is what I can't help but do", she says.[citation needed]

After graduating from Bard College at Simon's Rock, with a BA in Liberal Arts with concentration in Creative Writing, Hutchinson quit her longtime job on an organic lettuce farm and settled in Boston, Massachusetts. In between gigs at pubs, coffeehouses and subway train stations, she won a Kerrville New Folk Award (2000) and was nominated for a Boston Music Award for her first studio album "Against the Grey." She went on to win awards at the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, the Telluride Troubadour Songwriter's Showcase in Colorado and The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merelenfest in North Carolina, all in the course of a year, causing national publications like Performing Songwriter to take notice, calling her "A master of introspective ballads filled with understated yearning and an exquisite sense of metaphor."After recording her live CD Any Given Day in 2001, she went into the studio with producer Crit Harmon (to record The Crossing. Released in 2004, this album was enthusiastically received by critics and DJs across the country,[catching the attention of folk/roots label Red House records. Label president and veteran producer Eric Peltoniemi said "Meg won me over with the profound yet easy depth of her lyrics—rich words married to melodies I just can't get out of my head.Peltoniemi signed Hutchinson to the label.