WILLIE NILE at The Thunderbolt Thu 26 October 2017 from 7.30pm

WILLIE NILE:Anyone who’s paid attention to his recent output knows that Willie Nile is currently in the midst of a creative renaissance that’s produced some of the most compelling music of his 35-year career. The tradition continued with his last album American Ride, which has been lauded by critics and fans alike.

Willie Nile's fans include Bruce Springsteen, with whom he’s guested onstage on multiple occasions, and Pete Townshend, who personally requested him as the opening act on the Who’s 1982 US tour. Other avowed Nile admirers include Bono, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, Jim Jarmusch, Adam Duritz, Little Steven and Lucinda Williams, who once remarked: 'Willie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I’d be opening up for him instead of him for me.'

Willie's forthcoming new album 'If I Was A River' will be released on 11th November and will be available at the show!

'Willie puts life into song like only a few in the world can!' – Marky Ramone

'Willie’s so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey!' – Little Steven

Website: www.willienile.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ88erofN2s

Notes: 18+
Tickets: £13.50  

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