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.”
In November 2014 he released an album of piano-based songs, If I Was A River, to universal critical acclaim. “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker. No Depression raved “Willie Nile’s artistic renaissance continues unabated.”
World War Willie appeared on numerous year end top ten lists as did hid his live shows. 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.
Willie has toured across the US 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 touring worldwide on the release of his critically acclaimed album World War Willie, while working on his highly anticipated eleventh studio album of Bob Dylan songs set to be released this June called Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan.
“Better than most performers have to offer by far.” – Rolling Stone
“Clash/Social Distortion meets Pete Seeger… a true master songwriter!” – Hits
“Willie’s so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey!” – Little Steven
“Crossing the power of the Clash with the social consciousness of Woody Guthrie… he’s stronger than ever!” – The Morton Report
“Wllie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I’d be opening up for him instead of him for me.” Lucinda Williams
The epitome of real, true American rock ’n’ roll!” – Pop Matters
“He’s a rocker’s rocker, protégé of the famous.” — USA Today
“A man who embodies the true spirit of rock n’ roll.” – The Times (London)
“RIVETING!… Springsteen, Mellencamp, Van Morrison… Willie Nile has earned his standing in that esteemed company! – Blurt
Saturday 4th November, 2017, 8:00pm-11:00pm
Anchor Arts Centre, The Anchor, High Street, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1BJ
• Buy Tickets Online
(£15.00 advance.) No booking fee for online orders, just a £1.50 per order handling charge regardless of the number of tickets bought. Paypal process our online orders, but you do not need to open a Paypal account to buy tickets.
Tickets will usually be posted to UK addresses via Royal Mail within 7 days of purchase. We will email to confirm when they are being sent out.
• Buy tickets: Personal Callers (from Wednesday, 27/09/2017)
Tickets can be bought in person at face value (during normal trading hours) at:
The Anchor, High Street, Wingham
Canterbury Rock, 12 Whitstable Rd, Canterbury CT2 8DQ; and
Vinyl Head, Addington Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9JN
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• Buy Tickets On The Door
It is unlikely that any tickets will be available to buy on the door from 8:00 pm. If they are, they will be priced at £20.00. The only way to make sure of tickets is to buy them in advance. So, come on down and see Willie Nile play an intimate gig at the Anchor Arts Centre in Wingham, Kent, in 2017.