The New York Times called Buffalo, NY born Willie Nile "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years."Uncut Magazine called him “A one-man Clash.”His album Streets Of NewYork was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by Uncut. 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.”His single from that album, “One Guitar,” was the “Top Pick ofthe Week” in USA Today. 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 dozens of year-end Top Tenlists for 2013 and was voted “Album Of The Year” by Twangville Magazine. Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”In November 2014 he released a new album of piano-based songs,If I Was A River, to great critical acclaim.“One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker.Uncut called him “the unofficial poet laureate of New York City.” MOJO wroteabout his 2016 album World War Willie, “Four Stars! The real thing...stomp-‘til-ready rock’n’roll...timeless fare.” It won Album of the Year Reader’s Poll from Twangville Magazine and made numerous top ten lists for album of the year.His album Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan from 2017 was hailed as “one of the best Dylan tribute albums ever made.” Powerpop Magazine wrote: “Astoundingly great...must be heard to be believed. If this doesn’t get your blood flowing, seek medical help.” And theAssociated Press said his 2018 album Children Of Paradise“ Might be thebest album of his career!”
Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr. 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 The Associated Press calling it: “As sharp and guitar-driven as ever...the fire within Nile, once a peer of The Replacements and The Clash, continues to light asimilar torch...anthemic...custom made for these times..” Downbeat Magazine calling it a “sonic love letter to Gotham.”His new studio album The Day The Earth Stood Still features a duet with Steve Earle on the song “Blood On Your Hands.” The London Times called him “A man who embodies the true spirit of rock n’ roll.” The NewYorker wrote that Willie Nile is “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past 30 years.”. He is currently living in New York City.
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