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, 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. Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”
Willie has toured across the U.S. with the Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.
“Willie Nile’s artistic renaissance continues unabated.” – No Depression
“One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” -The New Yorker.
And now Paradiddle Records is proud to present Willie Nile Uncovered, a collection of 19 of his finest songs interpreted by other artists. Graham Parker, Richard Barone, John Gorka, Slaid Cleaves, James Maddock, Elliott Murphy, Kenny White, Jen Chapin, Dan Bern, Emily Duff, and Caroline Doctorow are among those who put their own unique twist on Willie’s songs.
Look for Willie Nile Uncovered November 2019!
Featuring Graham Parker, John Gorka, James Maddock, Dan Bern, Jen Chapin, Elliot Murphy, Slaid Cleeves, Kenny White, Richard Barone, Caroline Doctorow, Gene Casey, Johnny Pisano, Emily Duff, Pete Mancini, Russ Seeger and more...
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!