The myotonic dystrophy (DM) community has a strong champion in singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson. As part of his long-time efforts to support Care and a Cure for myotonic dystrophy, Eric is offering one-of-a-kind fan activities and memorabilia in a new pledge campaign, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Myotonic. Eric is offering private concerts for you and your guests as part of the pledge campaign, a deluxe edition of his album Easy Street, a signed and personalized acoustic guitar, framed lyrics and the opportunity to have a private tour of New York City with him, among other items. The pledge campaign ends on December 31, 2016.
"I’m thrilled to announce the Deluxe Edition of my latest album, Easy Street!" said Eric. "I recently learned about PledgeMusic.com and thought it sounded like a fantastic way to share some of my time, new music and some special memorabilia with all of you. Plus, for the first time ever, ‘Easy Street’ is available on VINYL, the first time ANY of my albums has been on wax. I’ve spent a lot of 2016 educating people about myotonic dystrophy, a condition that has affected my dad and my family for a long time. Part of the proceeds from this PledgeMusic campaign will go to support Myotonic and myotonic dystrophy research.
"I know firsthand what living with myotonic dystrophy looks like for a loved one and his or her caregivers. I'm committed to helping to find care and a cure for DM and I hope you'll join me. I want to thank Myotonic for helping my family better understand myotonic dystrophy and letting us know that we’re not alone in living with this disease. I’m donating to Myotonic because it’s important to provide resources and support to families, and accelerate efforts to find a therapy."
Eric’s commitment to support the DM community is driven by his own personal connection to the disease: His father has DM, and for years Eric lived with fear and uncertainty about his own status. Eric wrote about his family connection to myotonic dystrophy this year in a heartfelt personal essay.