Hutch Harris was born in New York City, raised in Silicon Valley and has resided in Portland, Oregon for the past eighteen years. Harris founded and is the lead singer/songwriter of Portland post-pop-punk band the Thermals. In fourteen years, the band has toured fifteen countries and released seven records. Follow Harris on Twitter here.
In 1995, I went on my first real tour: from San Jose to Portland and Seattle. The band was called Magpie; we were a folk band that played in the punk scene. I sang and played acoustic guitar, and my good friends Craig Crisler and John Gerken played drums and bass, respectively. We sounded like the Violent Femmes covering the Misfits. I was nineteen.