Nick Waterhouse – Holly
Nick Waterhouse is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles. He is a guitarist and singer known for a sound rooted in rhythm & blues, jazz, and soul, citing Bert Berns, Mose Allison, John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison, and a reading of Peter Guralnick’s portrait of Dan Penn as early influences in his musical development. Holly, released in March 2014, embodies the struggle of his early forays. It’s clear from this material that Waterhouse is in the midst of his own becoming. He isn’t the type to let ecstasy take over, like Van Morrison, or to drawl away in a consum- mately laid-back register, like Mose Allison. In the tension between his wry lyrics and crisp arrangements, you hear the expression of a worldly skeptic who’s also—when it comes to his art—a sanctified believer.
Label: Innovative Leisure Records
Cat. # IL2017