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Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse is more retro-minded than many musicians, but the singer-guitarist has turned his love of the past into a way of discovering who he is in the here and now. "You become something on the way there," he says about the various ways he's incorporated the influence of idols Mose Allison and Van Morrison into his own music. Wearing oversize spectacles and formal suits, Waterhouse slightly resembles Buddy Holly, while the cover art of his upcoming second album, Holly, evokes Herb Alpert and Ladies of the Canyon. The Orange County - raised singer, however, is more about vintage soul and R&B on such uptempo, horn-pumped numbers as "This Is a Game." Amid the Hammond-like organ, stylishly clipped guitar accents and overall early-'60s vibe of "High Tiding," Waterhouse urges, "Come close and see something moving in me."
Fri., March 7, 7 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 03/07/14)

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