The New York Times called him "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, which called him "a one-man Clash." Bono, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, and Jim Jarmusch are among those who have sung his praises. Willie Nile is a songwriter's songwriter, and his live performances are legendary. He has toured across the U.S. opening for The Who at the personal request of the band and sung with Bruce Springsteen at Giants Stadium. Willie was born in Buffalo, New York, sings, plays guitar and piano, lives in New York City, and has outstanding parking tickets in many states. He comes to Michigan with a new album, "American Ride."