CONCERT PREVIEW: WILLIE NILE
The LAKE 3rd Anniversary Party
AT THE BAY
NILE ON THE LAKE….As the sun is about to set on another summer in Western
New York it would only be fitting to do so with one last free concert event.
The LAKE (107.7) along with the Dock at the Bay is proud to welcome “Back
Home”, Buffalo Rock and Roll Hall inductee, WILLE NILE for a free show
The Buffalo born and bred musician has been enjoying the great success
of his latest release “Streets of New York” which hit the streets earlier
this year. This collection of fourteen songs is a brilliant vision from
a superior songwriter who has been flying under the national radar for
far too long. The thought provoking lyrics are wrapped around a rollicking
Rock and Roll band that aren’t afraid to get down and dirty. The songs
all carry a powerful message that is only matched by their raw and potent
delivery. NILE has been making waves in the LAKE rotation with the featured
track “Cell Phones Ringing (In the Pockets of the Dead)”, an unnerving
reminder of the 2004 Madrid train bombing, a story that is told by NILE
with depth and conviction.
The record bleeds with the musical influences and attitude that have touched
NILE. The only song not written by NILE, “Police on My Back” penned by
EDDY GRANT, is a tribute to the late great JOE STRUMMER of the CLASH. The
singer/songwriters talents have often drawn comparison to the master songwriter
himself BOB DYLAN. While DYLAN himself doesn’t make an appearance on the
record his son JAKOB, of WALLFLOWERS fame did, chiming in on background
vocals on track five “The Day I Saw Bo Diddley in Washington Square”.
NILE can be best described as a musicians musician, one need only to listen
to his peers to know that this is a must have record in your collection.
Little STEVEN VAN ZANDT quips, “WILLE NILE is so good I can’t believe he’s
not from New Jersey. Both BONO (U2) and LOU REED hail, “this is one great
album!!!”, while LUCINDA WILLAMS says, “Willie is one great artist, and
if there were any justice in the world I’d be opening up for him instead
of him for me”.
This is sure to be one sizzling show to close out the summer this Saturday.
So come out and rock the dock with THE LAKE (107.7) as they celebrate their
third anniversary with a free listener party with the great WILLIE NILE
(www.willienile.com). Also be sure
to pick up a copy of the “Streets of New York” a jewel in the crown from
the King of New York, WILLIE NILE.
THE PROMISE ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGET.....This Tuesday will
mark the return of 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee BOB SEGER as
he is set to release his first new record in eleven years titled “Face
While everything has changed considerably in the world around us one thing
that is “Still the Same” is the remarkable rock solid songwriting ability
of SEGER; which he once again flashes on this new record.
From the very beginning the 61 year old father of two has always had his
finger on the pulse of America. His defining voice resonates
within the stories told, and his yearning spirit is backed by an unwavering
trust that is timeless. While “Face the Promise” will be his first assortment
of new songs in over a decade, SEGER is still a mainstay on the Billboard
charts as his Greatest Hits-Volume 1 is still charting in the top 200.
With his legacy secure the longtime leader of the Silver Bullet Band is
once again ready to pull the trigger with yet another collection of future
classic songs. The first single “Wait for Me” is a beautifully written
heartfelt ballad that settles in nicely next to SEGER classics “Against
the Wind” and “Mainstreet”. The record also offers up a touch of country
cookin’ as SEGER is accompanied by PATTY LOVELESS on “The Answer’s In the
Question”. Also, kickin’ up some dust is his mate from Michigan KID ROCK,
the Detroit rockers throw down with a new spin on the VINCE GILL hit “Real
The rest of the disc, produced by SEGER, is straight ahead Rock and Roll,
hard hitting, passionate, and in your face. The first track “Wreck This
Heart” is vintage SEGER. The prolific songwriter touches on the issues
this generation faces as he unloads on track five “Are You”, and track
The question has been answered with “Face the Promise”, SEGER once again
has created a powerful record of relevance, a promise he has made and kept
to his fans for over four decades. The next question to be answered
is are BOB SEGER and the Silver Bullet Band ready to “Lock and Load” and
take to the road in support of the new album? The signs are pointing to
yes but nothing is definite according to SEGER; “I love being around
my kids, and you only get one chance to do that. Now that they’re eleven
and thirteen they’re really branching out. I’ve never stopped writing music
over the long break, so it was time to put out this record. As for touring
the kids are dying to see me on the road, I’m not sure if it will happen
or not. I do know that I’ve been chipping away at this album for a long
time and I fell good about it”.
While fans await word on a tour BOB SEGER will make his very first appearance
on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Thursday, he will also perform on
The View on September 28th. The new disc “Face the Promise” will also be
available on dual disc form; the second disc will be a DVD that will include
live performances as well as studio footage from the making on the new
record. Check out www.bobseger.com
for more info.