Nick Waterhouse: Hands on the Clock
Nick Waterhouse is an R&B fanatic who has an uncanny old-school sensibility charged with a slick contemporary style. He plays rhythm and blues music like it’s new again — raw, rhythmic, vital, without irony or scent of revivalism.
For Waterhouse, the muse is the overmodulated sound of ’50s R&B and rebel rock and roll. His take on such a time-honored tradition evokes the back-alley thrill of New Orleans, Detroit, and Memphis in their heyday.
He also combines an astute attention to detail — recording on all vintage equipment — with an honest desire to match the emotional impact of the music that inspires him.
If you love classic rock and roll, check out the videos featured this week and prepare to be impressed by Waterhouse’s particular brand of American music.