The New York Times has called Willie Nile "One of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene."
New York City-based Nile has released seven 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, Beautiful Wreck of the World on River House Records, and his latest, Streets of New York, on two Minutes Fifty Nine Records.
The Buffalo, 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.
At the request of Pete Townsend, Willie was the opening act for a cross-country tour of The Who.
Nile 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.
In 2006, Nile achieved what many thought was impossible, when he released yet another collection of music that proved that this singer-songwriter continues to improve with age. Streets of New York is distributed by Sony/BMG and is available everywhere music is sold.