Cathartic songs fuel As Waters

As Waters is the artist name and self-titled debut album of guitarist-singer-songwriter Tristan Avakian, who performs Friday at The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks.

THREE OAKS — Tristan Avakian, a guitar slinger for hire, was legging it out on the third national tour of the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” when he felt the long-dormant pull to create.

“The artistic intent, if there was one, was catharsis,” Avakian says. “My home life was disintegrating while I was gone and there was simply nothing I could do about it. These songs just sort of came out of me.”