The New York Times has called Willie Nile "One of the most
gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene."
City-based Nile has released six critically acclaimed records: Willie
Nile and Golden Down, his first two on Arista,
Places I Have Never Been on Columbia, Hard Times
in America, on Polaris, Live in Central Park
on Archive Records, and Beautiful Wreck of the World
on River House Records..
New York-born singer has recorded and played live with Lucinda Williams,
Roger McGuinn, Richard Thompson, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney’s band,
Tori Amos, The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Loudon Wainright,
The Band, John Mellencamp, and many others.
request of Pete Townsend, Willie was the opening act for a cross-country
tour of The Who.
can also be heard on the recent Polygram CD, "Largo,"
an ensemble piece about immigrants to the new world. Willie sings
lead on one of the songs as do Joan Osborne, Taj Mahal, Levon Helm
and Carole King.
Spring of ‘98, Nile played a tour of Italy with Graham Parker, and
he is currently touring the Northeast in support of his new critically
acclaimed CD, Beautiful Wreck of the World, available
now at Willie’s website, willienile.com.