Willie Nile with special guest James Maddock (8/21/21)
VACCINATED PATRONS ONLY SHOW
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation
Willie Nile has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, appearing at the Music Hall in support of his 2020 album New York at Night. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: "His live performances are legendary.” 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 Onesas 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." His single from that album, "One Guitar," was the "Top Pick of the Week" in USA Today. 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 dozens of year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and was voted "Album Of The Year" at Twangville Magazine. Bono called it, "One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.” The best singer-songwriters serve the song. James Maddock, the "songwriter's songwriter," has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, and has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. Many albums in his beloved catalog are elegantly spare, conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way.
Anyone unable to show proof of full vaccination will not be admitted to this event. A full refund will be issued. In accordance with NY State guidelines, valid proof of vaccination are: NY Excelsior Pass, vaccination card (digital copy acceptable. A valid personal ID may be requested as well.
Children under the age of 12 who are not yet vaccine eligible, and under the age of 16 who have not yet been vaccinated, may accompany and be seated with a vaccinated adult in a fully vaccinated section.
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