Celebrating 40 Years of Willie Nile's Music with Willie Nile Uncovered!
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...
Now it's our turn...
Coming in 2020, Willie Nile Uncovered -40 Years of Willie Nile, celebrates the illustrious career of one of Rock 'n' Roll's unsung heroes. Featuring tracks by Nils Lofgren, Graham Parker, Richard Barone, Richard Shindell, Elliott Murphy, John Gorka, Slaid Cleaves, James Maddock, Dan Bern, Kenny White, Rod Picott, Jen Chapin, Emily Duff, Pete Mancini and more, we look back on a catalog of songs that range from beautiful (All God's Children, Lonesome Dark-Eyed Beauty), to humorous (History 101), to Rockin' (Life on Bleecker Street), to magical (Vagabond Moon), to majestic (Streets of New York), to simply wonderful.
Rock, Americana, folk, country - Willie Nile Uncovered has it all!
About Willie Nile:
"One of the most Gifted Songwriters to emerge from the New York Scene in years" - The New York Times”
“Willie Nile’s artistic renaissance continues unabated.” – No Depression
“One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” -The New Yorker.
About Willie Nile Uncovered:
"I couldn't be happier. Everybody did great versions." - Willie Nile
"Many artist tribute albums miss the mark and fall short in capturing the spirit of the artist they are honoring. This is definitely not the case with Willie Nile Uncovered, the new tribute to the iconic singer-songwriter-guitarist-pianist Willie Nile.
Paradiddle assembled a who's who of contemporary singer-songwriters who are exceptional message makers and tunesmiths in their own right.
It's an extraordinary tribute that gives justice to the brilliant Willie Nile Catalogue" - Norm Prusslin - Co-founder of the Long Island Music hall of Fame, President/Chair Emeritus Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and founding General manger WUSB, Stony Brook, NY.
Look for Willie Nile Uncovered June 2020!
Paradiddle Records burst onto the Long Island music scene in April of 2006. Our first release, Bob Dylan Uncovered, was hailed as "the best locally produced CD of the year" by Good Times magazine. They also proclaimed Paradiddle Records as "True Champions of Long Island music". Good Times has also touted Paradiddle Records as a "true creative force in Americana/Roots music".
Our mission has been to promote the talented musicians of Long Island, NY.
We are proud to have released CDs by some of Long Island's premier songwriters including Pete Mancini, Mike Meehan, Russ Seeger, Iridesense and Johnny Cuomo. We have also released several compilation CDs featuring some of Long Island's most talented artists including Butchers Blind, Gene Casey and the Lonesharks, Caroline Doctorow, Gathering Time, Miles to Dayton, Hank Stone, Allen Santoriello, Jack Licitra and many more.
Our release, "Trouble in the Fields - An Artists Tribute to Nanci Griffith" features nationally know performers including The Kennedys, Tom Russell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Sarah Hickman, Amy Rigby, Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart, Carol Hester and more!
Now, with our newest project just over the horizon, we tackle the catalog of Willie Nile. Nils Lofgren, Graham Parker, Richard Barone, John Gorka, Richard Schindell are among the talented artists who join some of the best local talent in interpreting Willie Nile's songs. Due n February 2020.