Monday 18 November 2013

Tonight at The Musician, Leicester (18/11): Willie Nile

Cheeseweasel Promotions presents

Willie Nile
Monday 18th November
£12adv £14door
plus Jefferson Grizzard
Willie Nile is a songwriters’ songwriter. No less a personage than Lucinda Williams has said of him, “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.” And he’s never been more eloquent than he is here. Lou Reed hails Streets of New York as “a great album,” while Graham Parker calls it “a real gem—stirring melodies, passionate vocals, intriguing lyrics…every track a winner.” Says Ian Hunter, “Willie’s from the big-hearted downtown alleyways of NYC (New York commitment). Well done!” Little Steven adds, “Willie Nile is so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey!”

Support comes from Nashville based singer-songwriter Jefferson Grizzard. Grizzard ia a true wordsmith, eschewing the current state of popular songwriting. Bits of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits emerge at times as he weaves together his unique brand of storytelling with melodies and influences of days gone by. Hard to categorise, he floats seamlessly between tortured ballads and blues to apocalyptic hard rock.

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