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Nick Fradiani at The House of Blues

Nick Fradiani at The House of Blues in San Diego
October 11, 2017
Article and pictures by Connie Bolger

The crowd at the House of Blues in San Diego was treated to an intimate acoustic solo show by Nick Fradiani along with bandmates Eric Donnelly on lead guitar and Ryan Zipp, a.k.a. Zippi on Cajon, (a percussion instrument most often plywood,  played with hands, brushes or mallets). The show moved along seamlessly from the very first song.

Fradiani's voice was strong and he never missed a beat. During the American Idol Season 15 of which he was the winner,  Fradiani was never fully allowed to bring out his musical chops in his own distinctive way. That is now thankfully a thing of the past! His connection with the audience is pure and natural, especially when bantering about his days as the leader of Beach Avenue, a pop/rock local band who went on to win  Battle of the Bands 2011 at the Mohegan Sun.

The 15 song concert setlist opened with  "We  Liv…

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