Willie Nile Band
Folk rock with Willie Nile and mates.
After a packed out show in the same venue last year, Willie Nile is returning to Edinburgh with another Duo show featuring Johnny Pisano!
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.
His 2016 album 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. 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. His 12th studio album 'Children of Paradise' was released in 2018 to universal acclaim. The song "Seeds Of A Revolution" was named "Coolest Song In The World" by Little Steven's Underground Garage. Willie is currently bringing his dynamic live show and amazing rock and roll band to enraptured audiences worldwide!
Freddie Stevenson is a singer songwriter from Edinburgh, who has spent many years living and working in New York. A natural born storyteller Freddie trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. This training certainly seasoned his ability to perform, then he simply brought it to a different stage. Freddie first picked up a guitar at the age of eleven and never put it down. His songs and live solo performances are an hypnotic mix of poetry, humour and eerily beautiful tunes, that leave the listener's imagination soaring.
Mike Scott of the Waterboys graciously invited Freddie to support their US and UK tours and he recently opened for them at the Barrowlands in Glasgow!
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