Oh Lawdy, take me back to the 50's and 60's where jazz, guitar riffs, and dance hall music intertwined to bring a sort of euphoric rock 'n' roll. He may look like Buddy Holly but he rocks like The Yardbirds and James Brown. I'm not even trying to hype him up either, this is just a genuine description of my feelings as I listen to him for the first time. This is the music millennials never had a chance to groove to live. Nick Waterhouse has only just begun and let me tell you, this is a revolution of music. He rightfully deserves the title "Artist of the Month" doing what has not been done before. To provide a little background about Nick, he was born in Santa Ana, California. He was raised in Huntington Beach, California, the son of a fireman and a saleswoman. He took up guitar at age 12 and as a young teen he found himself more interested in increasingly obscure and eclectic Americana outside of the pop and contemporary rock of his peers. He has cited 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...
After over a year of anticipation, the Southern California native released his self-titled album at the beginning of the month, making it that much easier to name him March's "Artist of the Month". Combining the sounds of the 60s with the ever-changing nature of modern music, Nick Waterhouse is bound to intrigue.