Nick Hutson was raised on a farm in west Tennessee approximately halfway between Nashville and Memphis. He was lucky to have been surrounded by a large extended family – his parents, grandparents, a sister, lots of aunts and uncles, cousins, etc. His primary musical influences came from the radio and the church. Nick attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he studied Chemical Engineering. He went on to eventually earn his PhD, also in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Michigan. Nick has spent his entire professional career in the environmental field and has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for more than 20 years.
Nick purchased his first mandolin about 20 years ago as a way of honoring his great grandmother who came from a musical family ... but had to sell her mandolin as a young girl due to financial hardship. He took some lessons and learned some simple chords before career and parenting got in the way. He put down his mandolin, his guitar, and his musical interests to focus on other things. However, in the past few years, Nick has rekindled his musical interests and has found his voice ... as a singer and as a songwriter.