with opener RACHEL ANA DOBKEN
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Standing Room: $35
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About Willie Nile
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.”
In November 2014 he released an album of piano-based songs, If I Was A River, to universal critical acclaim. “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker. No Depression raved “Willie Nile’s artistic renaissance continues unabated.”
His 2016 album World War Willie appeared on numerous year end top ten lists as did hid his live shows. As American Songwriter said “Nile cranks up the volume and tears into these tunes with the same hunger, passion and exuberance he displays in his legendary sweat-soaked shows.” World War Willie was voted “Album Of The Year” by Twangville Magazine and the song Forever Wild was named “Coolest Song In The World” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.” In the summer of 2017 Willie Nile released his 11th studio album Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan to rave reviews. He is currently bringing his electrifying live show to audiences worldwide.
About Rachel Ana Dobken
Rachel Ana Dobken (drums, guitar, vocals, piano) is a powerhouse musician who studied jazz at Bard College. Self-described as “My Morning Jacket-meets-Lake Street Dive,” she has a knack for blending indie-rock and soul, and has been featured by BTRtoday, The Deli Magazine, Substream Magazine, Relix Magazine, New York Times, Asbury Park Press (Top 12 Songs of 2018- “Everybody Wants”), the Star Ledger/NJ.com (Top 31 Bands to See in 2019), Travel+Leisure, The Aquarian Weekly (on the cover) and more. Her self-released and produced LP “When It Happens To You,” is out now, along with a music video for “Always,” out in July.
Dobken worked closely with famed music photographer Danny Clinch (who photographed and played harmonica on her album) at his Transparent Gallery in Asbury Park, where she is from. She performs with Clinch regularly, and has sat in with national acts G. Love, Robert Randolph, Rayland Baxter, Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem, Grahame Lesh, Nicole Atkins, Blind Melon, Tash Neal, and many more.