Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Singer/Songwriter Willie Nile Gets "Uncovered" With Brand New Tribute Album

Arriving August 21st from Paradiddle Records is a new tribute album to one of the most prolific songwriters of our generation, Willie Nile. Nile's career has spanned over four decades, as he has performed alongside such great artists as Ringo Starr, Elvis Costello, Carole King, Levon Helm and loads of others. This new 2-CD tribute compilation titled "Uncovered" features 26 of Nile's most well-known favorites reinterpreted by indie-artists that have been inspired by Nile's music, along with legendary artists like Graham Parker and Nils Lofgren.

The new release begins with the gospel sing-along style of "Hell Yeah" delivered by Emily Duff, followed by the full-on Americana touch of "When Levon Sings," from the New York band, Quarter Horse. Artist Kenny White delivers an emotional rendition of Nile's ballad "Vagabond Moon, before Iridesense brings the tempo back up with the country rocker "History 101." The rock continues to roll with a pair of songs paying tribute to Willie Nile's home, New York City with "Life On Bleeker Street" and "Streets Of New York." The first disc closes with a mix of blues and roots music on Leland Sundries' version of "The Day I Saw Bo Diddley In Washington Square," along with Graham Parker rocking out with "One Guitar."

The great Nils Lofgren starts off the second disc with the uplifting, spiritual feel of "All God's Children," while Caroline Doctorow sings beautifully, the poetic words of the ballad "Lonesome Dark-Eyes Beauty." The gentle, acoustic blues of "Sideways Beautiful" and "Lookin' For Someone" allow you to really hear and feel the amazing songwriting talents of Wille Nile. Singer/guitarist Annie Mark delivers the political folk march "Everybody Needs A Hammer," before the set closes with the blues of "The Road To Calvary" performed masterfully by Richard Shindell, along with the reggae groove of "One Guitar Mon'," from Johnny Pissano, also featuring an appearance from the great Willie Nile. To find out more about this new "Uncovered" tribute album to Willie Nile, please visit paradiddlerecords.com/willie-nile-uncovered.

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