Saturday, February 1, 2014
Nestled somewhere between power-pop and American folk you will find Willie Nile strumming his guitar. Nile is a true believer in Rock n' Roll, and over the years has made admirers out of such names Bruce Springsteen, and Pete Townshend who personally requested him to tour with The Who in '82.
Willie Nile's latest record American Ride is as American as can be. Bootstrapped and released independently, it's a no filler drive through the heartland. It's all thrills no frills approach is evidence to the tenacity and innovation that have made Nile great. Now he's touring more than ever, and winning converts both at home and abroad. Nile's charisma and troubadour style have earned him respect as both a performer and poet. On American Ride he keeps his stride and proves himself yet again as a producer of timeless music.