Willie Nile + John Eddie

Willie Nile + John Eddie

Morgan Pinkstone

Dec 14 2018 · Fri

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20 Advance / $22 Day of Show / $35 Seated

This event is 21 and over

Willie Nile
Willie Nile
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. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”

In November 2014 he released an album of piano-based songs, If I Was A River, to universal critical acclaim. “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker. No Depression raved “Willie Nile’s artistic renaissance continues unabated.”

His 2016 album World War Willie appeared on numerous year end top ten lists as did hid his live shows. As American Songwriter said "Nile cranks up the volume and tears into these tunes with the same hunger, passion and exuberance he displays in his legendary sweat-soaked shows." World War Willie was voted “Album Of The Year” by Twangville Magazine and the song Forever Wild was named “Coolest Song In The World” by Little Steven's Underground Garage. In 2017 he released the critically acclaimed album Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan.

Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.” His 12th studio album was just released called Children of Paradise and he is bringing his dynamic live show to 2018 audiences worldwide!
John Eddie
John Eddie
"I left home when i was fifteen looking to make some noise with a bullet mic and a six string and some other lost country boys"

You can read these lyrics from John Eddie's southern rock anthem "Country In My Blood" and pretty much picture how his musical journey began.

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, John Eddie DID leave home at the tender age of fifteen and sure as hell DID make a whole lot of noise along the way to the release of his new cd, "Same Old Brand New Me".

Cutting his musical teeth in southern road houses and east coast beach bars, John Eddie honed his songwriting skills and stage craft, wrangling himself a couple of record deals while he was at it. He built a dedicated following of faithful fans who saw themselves in the stories he delivered soaked in the sounds of countrified bar band rock n roll.

Early shows had him opening for the likes of Bob Seger and U2. The last few years has seen him sharing the stage with such heavyweights as Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson and Jake Owen. The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen has jumped onstage many times to jam with John and his road tested Dirty Ol' Band.

On the roller coaster of his career so far, John Eddie has had enough big breaks, hard luck, new beginnings, false starts, serious adventure and big fun to inspire a boxed set's worth of country songs. He's had the sort of life - often hard-scrabble, occasionally charmed - that other artists only imagine, or have someone else write about for them.

Certainly one of the high points of that roller coaster ride has been the one and only Kid Rock discovering John's songwriting and thinking enough of it to record his songs "Lowlife ( Living The Highlife)" on his multi platinum Rock And Roll Jesus Album and the growing older but not up anthem "Forty".

Most recently Kid Rock put his American Bad Ass treatment to John Eddie's "Happy New Year" which was the second single from Kid Rocks Rebel Soul CD. It was also the basis for a hilarious Kid Rock video starring none other than Cindy Crawford!

This seal of approval from the Rock N Roll Jesus himself has kick started a new phase in the career of John Eddie. Writing for other artists.

Since moving to Nashville, John has been fortunate enough to see his songs recorded by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar, Grammy winner James Otto and new country sensation Brantley Gilbert.

One of John Eddie's proudest moments was seeing "More Than Miles" the heartbreaking ballad he co wrote with Brantley, have a long successful run on the country charts ending up in the top ten for several weeks.

The move to Music City USA was also the inspiration for John Eddie's latest release, "Same Old Brand New Me."

What started out as song demos for other artists turned into one of John's most personal works to date. 18 songs about growing old, broken hearts and excessive drinking.

From the gentle intimacy of "Your Love" to the brutal honesty of "If Only They Could See Me Then," the lyrics and bitter sweet melodies draw you in to the stories being told.

And just when you think things are getting too serious, John and the band he assembled out of Nashville's best players, kick into the country fried rockers that you just know will be the soundtrack to many a drunken Saturday nights to come. From the raucous bar room confessional "I'm Still Drunk" to the single entendre, x rated "Real Big Deck". these songs are meant to be played loud and with a bottle raised.

Sometimes joyous, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes it's more than just a bunch of songs...grab yourselves a cold one and share the stories on "Same Old Brand New Me" the latest release from John Eddie.
Morgan Pinkstone
Morgan Pinkstone
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003