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.
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Author: Kyle Sobieski
Kyle Sobieski is a digital content producer and founder of First State Studios. With a background in music and songwriting under the pseudonym Pierce Frolic, Kyle personally knows the amount of work and determination that goes into becoming an artist of any medium. Towards the end of high school, Kyle realized the lack of support in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware for the arts and underground talents. So he began digging deeper into the lives of local artists, and thus, First State Studios was born. Sobieski has a diverse musical palette and loves nothing more in life than seeing people who are passionate and courageous with what they do. "It's these people who make the world a more colorful, intimate place for everybody."