The debut album from Nick Hakim comes as the culmination of years chiseling his skills as a musician. Hailing from Washington, D.C., he grew up in a musical household—his older brother introduced him to bands like Bad Brains and Nirvana, and his parents exposed him to Nueva canción—while he set out on his own to discover the DC music scene. He didn’t take an interest in learning an instrument until high school, when he taught himself to play the keys. After graduation, he moved to Boston to continue his study of music. In the time since moving to Brooklyn and setting to work for three years on Green Twins, he embraced the live circuit, both as a solo musician and with his band, whom he’s brought together from within his community in Boston and New York.

Nick Hakim

With Green Twins, Hakim plans to tour through the beginning of the year (see tour dates below), and hopes that folks will connect with the songs he’s written. “I think everybody feels insecure about certain things and everybody has lost people dear to them. I think I’m writing about common things that people feel,” he says. “I think I’m very grateful for anybody that’s listening or wants to be a part of my little world that I’ve created through song.”

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Nick Hakim Tour

3/3 @ Monty Hall – Jersey City, NJ
3/4 @ Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY
3/8 @ El Club – Detroit, MI
3/9 @ Schubas – Chicago, IL
3/10 @ Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
3/11 @ Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
3/13 @ Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
3/14 @ White Oak Music Hall Upstairs – Houston, TX
3/19 @ Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
3/21 @ Voila! Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
3/22 @ Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA
3/24 @ Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
3/25 @ Alexander Gastown – Vancouver, BC
3/26 @ Barboza – Seattle, WA
3/29 @ 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
3/30 @ The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee – Milwaukee, WI
3/31 @ Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
4/1 @ Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA