The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.”
Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”
As American Songwriter said “Nile cranks up the volume and tears into these tunes with the same hunger, passion and exuberance he displays in his legendary sweat-soaked shows.” World War Willie was voted “Album Of The Year” by Twangville Magazine and the song Forever Wild was named “Coolest Song In The World” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage. In 2017 he released the critically acclaimed album “Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan”. Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.
As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.” He is currently working on a new project of original material that will become his 12th studio album. It is set for release in the summer of 2018.
On Sunday August 12 Willie & bass player Johnny Pisano will be doing an acoustic performance followed by a signing at Jack’s Music Shoppe in Red Bank at 3pm.
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