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Willie Nile - A Relentless Rock and Roll Warrior

May 27, 2024 With Hosts Lee Zimmerman and Billy Hubbard Episode 36
Willie Nile - A Relentless Rock and Roll Warrior
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Willie Nile - A Relentless Rock and Roll Warrior
May 27, 2024 Episode 36
With Hosts Lee Zimmerman and Billy Hubbard

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Born and bred in Buffalo New York and a later transplant that calls Manhattan home, Willie Nile is the epitome of an urban warrior, a no-nonsense rock and roll loyalist whose urban sensibility evokes the fierce spirit of the city’s punk scene and its insurgent sensibility. Over the course of 14 studio albums and a near brush with widespread fame and notoriety that came courtesy of an early association with Arista Records, Nile admittedly had his share of setbacks, but his devotion to the relentless spirit of pure rock and roll has never wavered.

Nile’s latest offering, Live at Daryl’s House Club remains true to that tack, spotlighting him in the environment that suits him best — that is, in front of an appreciative audience, one that allows him to let his free-spirited attitude run wild. In fact, there’s not a single song among this baker’s dozen that fails to reflect his workingman-like regimen, all of which are amplified in this stirring concert setting.

Those that have followed Nile since his seminal beginnings in the early ‘80s ought to appreciate Live at Daryl’s House Club for its unabashed energy, while those who, until now, have somehow remained unknowing and unawares could consider this an ample introduction. In short, Nile’s never sounded so energized or inspired. His new interview with My Backstage Pass affirms the obvious. Learn more about Willie Nile at https://www.willienile.com

Host Lee Zimmerman is a freelance music writer whose articles have appeared in several leading music industry publications. Lee is a former promotions representative for ABC and Capital Records and director of communications for various CBS affiliated television stations. Lee recently authored the book "Thirty Years Behind The Glass" about legendary producer and engineer Jim Gains.

Podcast producer/cohost Billy Hubbard is an Americana Singer/Songwriter and former Regional Director of A&R for a Grammy winning company. Billy is a signed artist with Spectra Music Group  and co-founder of the iconic venue "The Station" in East TN. Billy's new album was released on Spectra Records 10/2023 on all major outlets! Learn more about Billy at http://www.BillyHubbard.com

My Backstage Pass intro & outro music credit:
Intro - Billy Hubbard "Waitin' on The Wind"
Outro - Billy Hubbard "Lonesome When I'm With You

My Backstage Pass is sponsored by The Alternate Root Magazine! Please subscribe to their newsletter, read the latest music reviews and check out their weekly Top Ten songs at this link http://www.thealternateroot.com

Show Notes

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Born and bred in Buffalo New York and a later transplant that calls Manhattan home, Willie Nile is the epitome of an urban warrior, a no-nonsense rock and roll loyalist whose urban sensibility evokes the fierce spirit of the city’s punk scene and its insurgent sensibility. Over the course of 14 studio albums and a near brush with widespread fame and notoriety that came courtesy of an early association with Arista Records, Nile admittedly had his share of setbacks, but his devotion to the relentless spirit of pure rock and roll has never wavered.

Nile’s latest offering, Live at Daryl’s House Club remains true to that tack, spotlighting him in the environment that suits him best — that is, in front of an appreciative audience, one that allows him to let his free-spirited attitude run wild. In fact, there’s not a single song among this baker’s dozen that fails to reflect his workingman-like regimen, all of which are amplified in this stirring concert setting.

Those that have followed Nile since his seminal beginnings in the early ‘80s ought to appreciate Live at Daryl’s House Club for its unabashed energy, while those who, until now, have somehow remained unknowing and unawares could consider this an ample introduction. In short, Nile’s never sounded so energized or inspired. His new interview with My Backstage Pass affirms the obvious. Learn more about Willie Nile at https://www.willienile.com

Host Lee Zimmerman is a freelance music writer whose articles have appeared in several leading music industry publications. Lee is a former promotions representative for ABC and Capital Records and director of communications for various CBS affiliated television stations. Lee recently authored the book "Thirty Years Behind The Glass" about legendary producer and engineer Jim Gains.

Podcast producer/cohost Billy Hubbard is an Americana Singer/Songwriter and former Regional Director of A&R for a Grammy winning company. Billy is a signed artist with Spectra Music Group  and co-founder of the iconic venue "The Station" in East TN. Billy's new album was released on Spectra Records 10/2023 on all major outlets! Learn more about Billy at http://www.BillyHubbard.com

My Backstage Pass intro & outro music credit:
Intro - Billy Hubbard "Waitin' on The Wind"
Outro - Billy Hubbard "Lonesome When I'm With You

My Backstage Pass is sponsored by The Alternate Root Magazine! Please subscribe to their newsletter, read the latest music reviews and check out their weekly Top Ten songs at this link http://www.thealternateroot.com