Willie Nile (born Robert Noonan; June 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter. In 1980, Nile released his self-titled debut album. His early career was interrupted by various problems, but he eventually returned to recording and performing in the US and Europe, establishing himself as a singer-songwriter.
The lineup has been announced for the Jan. 20 Light of Day concert at the Outpost in the Burbs. The “Songwriters in the Round”-style show will feature singer-songwriters Willie Nile, Guy Davis, Jeffrey Gaines, Danielia Cotton, James Maddock and Joe D’Urso, with an opening set by Jake Thistle, Jon Caspi, Christine Martucci and Rick Winowski.
Willie Nile loves the Philadelphia area – and, without a doubt, the Philly area loves him back. Around 16 months ago, Nile — much to his relief and much to his delight — started playing live shows for live audiences again after a year-and-a-half of pandemic restrictions.
From a distance, in his youth in Buffalo, New York, Willie Nile grew enamored of the 1960s folk music renaissance in New York City’s Greenwich Village. By the time he relocated there in 1972, that scene had changed several times over. With a persistent dream in his head, an unwavering commitment in his heart, and an acoustic guitar firmly in his hands, he began performing in some of the same bars and coffeehouses, and even on the sidewalks and in the parks. In time, Willie Nile became the Prince of Bleecker Street.
Here’s a few of the more enticing live music events on offer in the clubs and concert halls this week:. 8 p.m. Sunday at Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls; $40. Rather than slide into comfortable irrelevance by trotting the boards and flogging their biggest hits from the '90s, Garbage has instead pursued a path of subtle but serious reinvention, challenging themselves and their audience in the process, and retaining the sense of musical adventure that made them one of the most incisive alternative acts of the '90s.
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.”
When Willie Nile takes the stage at Jammin Java on March 25, fans can expect a terrific night of music, of course, but the concert will also offer more than great songs and musicianship. “It’s going to be a night of storytelling,” Nile said. “It’ll be Johnny Pisano on bass...
Willie Nile has released a music video for his song "Off My Medications". The track comes from his new album, "The Day The Earth Stood Still". He had this to say, "This song just came to me out of nowhere. The absurd meets the ridiculous at the Isle of Man Hotel. Sometimes the human race just boggles my mind and I wanted to write something that reflected the too often surreal nature of life here on earth.
Willie Nile 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.” His 2020 album New York At Night got rave reviews, with Downbeat calling it a “sonic love letter to Gotham.”
Willie Nile returns to The Linda WAMCs Performing Arts Studio in 2022!. 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.”
Bruce Springsteen joined Steve Earle, Willie Nile, Rosanne Cash and others at Earle’s seventh annual John Henry’s Friends benefit concert, which took place at Town Hall in New York, Dec. 13. According to the brucebase.wikidot.com web site, Springsteen performed the following songs:. “Darkness on the Edge of Town”
Whether or not Neil Young was being ironic or sarcastic in 1979 when he intoned ...'rock and roll can never die...' the descriptive musical term may indeed be outdated after so many years of arbitrary categorizations, hyphenates and glib marketing labels like 'Americana.' Yet that eclectic mix of roots, often referred to as 'mongrel music,' still flourishes within the niche-heavy demographics of our time and for the very reason its three-word name is so apropos: whether the emphasis is on the country, blues or folk elements in a given band's style, the fact is that, at the apogee of its artistry—near which reside the works of Willie Nile, Howlin' Rain and Divine Horsemen—the sound radiates a colorful dynamism. It's not that one genre of music is necessarily better than another, it's just that they're different.
Six months ago, Willie Nile — much to his delight — started playing live shows for live audiences again after a year-and-a-half of pandemic restrictions. Back in May, he visited the Main Line for a show at the Ardmore Music Hall. This weekend, he’s coming back to Main Line. This...
Willie Nile will play Gateway City Arts in Holyoke on Friday, Nov. 19. Nile, who was called “one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past 30 years” by The New Yorker, recently released “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” his 14th studio album. The album was inspired by the...
Steve Earle’s seventh annual John Henry’s Friends Benefit Concert is coming to New York City’s Town Hall on December 13th. Presented in partnership with City Winery, the event features a lineup with Steve Earle & the Dukes as headliners as well as Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nile, the Mastersons, and Matt Savage. General sale for the event begins on Friday, November 5th.
“The John Henry’s Friends concerts are obviously a labor of love for myself as well as an expression of the generosity of all the performers who have suited up and showed up over the years,” Earle said of...