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Monday, October 3, 2016
Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice
For Nick Waterhouse, the year is 2016. But artistically, Nick's world is the 1950s and early 1960s. The guitarist/vocalist is completely devoted to the sounds or R&B from that era, and his new record, Never Twice, is a kinetic, sweat-soaked, and euphoric slice. This is music for your weekend parties, or just anytime to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. What we particularly like about the songs on this album is that Nick eschews the easy route of by-the-numbers slick R&B, and infuses plenty of authentic grit into the mix. Oh, sure, he can be slick and smooth, with jazzy touches and a crooner's feel for the right emotional note. But one spin of Never Twice reveals that Nick and his top notch cast of collaborators are at their best when the leash is loosened and everyone goes where the spirit moves them. Let the spirit move you -- give Never Twice a chance.
Never Twice is out now on vinyl, CD and digital via Innovative Leisure Records.