The New York Times called
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.”
Cutting his musical teeth in southern road houses and east coast beach bars, John Eddie honed his songwriting skills and stage craft, wrangling himself a couple of record deals while he was at it. He built a dedicated following of faithful fans who saw themselves in the stories he delivered soaked in the sounds of countrified bar band rock n roll.
Early shows had him opening for the likes of Bob Seger and U2. The last few years has seen him sharing the stage with such heavyweights as Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson and Jake Owen. The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen has jumped onstage many times to jam with John and his road tested Dirty Ol’ Band.
(Friday) 7:30 pm
Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003