Get to know the soulful, eclectic Nick Hakim before his Johnny Brenda’s gig in May

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Nick Hakim | photo by William Hacker

Nick Hakim grew up in Washington, D.C. surrounded by all sorts of music styles and cultures. The sound he has cultivated on his own releases, like last year’s Where Will We Go Pt. 1 & 2, is a reflection of a life spent listening to blues, soul and folk music while living in a mecca of diversity.

Like early James Blake, Hakim lends soulful vocals to late-night, sparsely beautiful instrumentals. There are hints of world music and jazz viewed through a pop lens, but the heart of his music is soulful R&B. XPN welcomes Hakim to Johnny Brenda’s on May 9th; tickets and information can be found here.

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