Buffalo, NY March 5th, 2011
Review - By Bob Silvestri
Music Hall of Fame member (Class 2005) Willie Nile returned home to
play a sold out show at The Tralf in Downtown Buffalo on March 5th 2011.
Backed by the Brothers Band a collection of local musicians and relatives
of Nile, the show was somewhat a pre release party for his upcoming
disc The Innocent Ones. While the CD has already been released in Europe
it will not be released for a couple of months stateside. The disc features
the cut "One Guitar" that was released in Europe by The Alarm
and has enjoyed a run up the charts. Nile's own version is also having
some success over there as well. The version he performed with the Brothers
Band on this night nearly blew the roof off the place. Nile has honed
his stage performance to perfection over the last couple of years and
a new found passion to his songwriting has him delivering his best work
of a long storied career. Other standouts from the show include a rousing
"You Gotta Be a Buddha (In A Place Like This)", "Cell
Phones Ringing In The Pockets of the Dead", "Run", "Heaven
Help The Lonely" with vocal help from Gary Zoldos and Don Tomasulo
and "My Little Girl" which appears on the upcoming disc. Nile
always picks a choice cover tune for the evening and tonight he pulled
out the Who classic "Substitute" to the delight of the crowd.
Nile also received an ovation when he hit the stage in a customized
Sabres jersey during the encore.
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