Willie Nile presented in association with CBGB Festival
The New York Times called him "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. He has been called everything from "a one-man Clash" (UNCUT) to "the next Bob Dylan" and his critically acclaimed solo albums have gotten rave reviews around the world. Bono, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. Early reviews for his new album, "The Innocent Ones":
“Stunning!...THE rock'n'roll album of 2011!” -BBC
“One of the best singer-songwriters of our time.” -JAM Magazine
July 5th will feature:
Willie and the full band will play various songs from 4 albums: Willie Nile, Places I Have Never Been, House Of A Thousand Guitars, and the newest album, American Ride.
July 6 will feature:
Willie and the full band will play various songs from 4 albums: Golden Down, Beautiful Wreck Of The World, Streets Of New York, and The Innocent Ones.
The CBGB Festival will be presenting emerging artist showcases in over 20 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn on July 5th and 6th. Mixed in with the emerging talent with be some of today's best touring artists making for memorable nights of new and established music from some of today's best talents. http://cbgb.com/festival/
CBGB (Country, BlueGrass, and Blues) was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became a forum for American punk and New Wave bands like Ramones, Misfits, Television, the Patti Smith Group, Mink DeVille, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, The Fleshtones, The Voidoids, The Cramps, Blondie, The Shirts, and Talking Heads.