William E. Hutchison, Jr.

William E. Hutchison, Jr.

William E. Hutchison, Jr. from Waukegan, Illinois has played major music festivals such as Country Thunder, Country USA, Summerfest, and The Taste of Chicago. As a bass player, William has toured internationally. He’s a versatile bassist who has played all styles of music from Classic Motown, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Country and Classic Rock. He has played in acts that have opened for Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw.

Of his DNA rig, he says:

“What I love about David Nordschow’s DNA is that it doesn’t get in the way of my bass guitar’s tone. My sound is in my fingertips… in my touch. Every ounce of sweat that I pour into my playing… my DNA 1350 and cabinets deliver with power, clarity and transparency!”

2003: Drums and Bass Workshop: Kassel, Germany

2008: The Peoples Voice: Magazine Cover and Centerfold Article.
2011: Life in the Overflow: Magazine Cover and Centerfold Article.
2019: Bass Musician Magazine: Featured Artist as DNA Bass Amplifier’s “Bass Player of the Month”

2009: Lakland Basses

2016: DNA Bass Amplifiers and Speaker Cabinets

International Music Performances:
• Zurich, Switzerland
• Innsbruck, Austria
• Berlin, Germany
• Cologne, Germany
• Kassel, Germany
• Frankfurt, Germany
• Mogendorf, Germany
• Sinzheim, Germany


2007: Awarded “Most Influential African American In Lake County in Arts and Entertainment category by Soaring Eagle Publications.

KC Williams (International Country Artist), Lonne Givens (Blues Legend), The Archie Parks Project, Dr. Cynthia Nunn (Gospel Artist), Sweet Bev Perrone (Blues Artist), Billy’s Band of Brothers, Rachel Yvonne, Dave Dallison and Friends, Nick Psyhogios and the 52nd Street Band (now named Billy & the Jets). He has also gigged with Richard Gibbs and Greg Rockingham.

Film Credits:
Musical Director for Cornell Ford’s Film “Eyes from Eden”