Willie Nile's 'Golden Down' garnered a sizable audience and generated reams of press raves. Enjoying a creative renaissance in his 35 year career, the tradition continues with 'American Ride' where Nile collaborated with the Hooters' Eric Bazilian and Alarm’s Mike Peters. Willie Nile’s fans include Bruce Springsteen, with whom he’s often guested onstage, and Pete Townshend, who requested him as The Who's opening act during their 1982 tour. Other avowed Nile admirers include Bono, Paul Simon, Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, Adam Duritz and the late Lou Reed.
“American Ride is a perfect musical drive down the highway of American life and one you’ll be taking over and over again, getting limitless miles to your rock ‘n’ roll gallon.” - Elmore Magazine
“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.” - Lucinda Williams
“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
We'll be treated to an opening set by Philly favorite The Peace Creeps! They're fronted by Richard Bush whose 1980s band, The A's, hit the charts with the modern rock anthem "A Woman's Got The Power."