Take a Peek Inside Hutch Harris’ (the Thermals) Teenage Tour Diary

Bonus: check out some photos of teen Hutch.

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.







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 ThermalsIn fourteen years, the band has toured fifteen countries and released seven records. Follow Harris on Twitter here.