Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun \ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.

In 2010 I debuted the A-side off Nick Waterhouse’s Some Place 7″ on my SIRIUS show. Looking to describe his aesthetic in a contemporary sense I likened it to that of Richard Hawley – in that both artists tap into the past without falling prey to overcooked retro pastiche. Here, on the seventh installment of the Lagniappe Sessions, things come full circle as Waterhouse takes on Hawley’s “Tonight The Streets Are Ours.” Both it and his interpretation of the Strange Boys “Keys To the Kingdom” find Waterhouse in rare form – solo and stripped down in stark contrast to the live revue that at last count boasted up to nine players and backing vocalists. And speaking of live, catch Waterhouse and co. in an intimate room while you still can – you’ll thank me later. Full-length debut, Time’s All Gone, out May 1 via Innovative Leisure.

MP3: Nick Waterhouse :: Keys To The Kingdom (Strange Boys)
MP3: Nick Waterhouse :: Tonight The Streets Are Ours (Richard Hawley)

8 Responses to “The Lagniappe Sessions :: Nick Waterhouse”

  1. Waterhouse is my new jam post sxsw

  2. i agree about the Hawley thing, both of these guys are all class.

  3. thank you.

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  7. hi… “key to the kingdom” is an old one. first recorded version i know of is by washington phillips in 1928.

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