Willie Nile carries a torch for Jesse Malin

Willie Nile and Jesse Malin

Willie Nile and Jesse Malin

The Recommendation Quote from Willie Nile: “One part beatnik, one part Clashaholic, one part romantic poet and all street rocker, he’s one of the rare one’s out there who can write a song about real life, sing his heart out doing it, and you believe every single word he says. His songs mean something and you can put his music on to dance the night away. Not a bad combination. He’s a throwback to a time that never was. Whether he’s playing live with his band or solo acoustic doesn’t really matter as his gift is his fire and the flames can light up the whole town from wherever he’s singing.”

The Source: Rock Torch exclusive, 2/23/10

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(Editor’s note: Willie makes great rock records that garners praise from heavyweights like Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed, Graham Parker and Little Steven Van Zandt. Boss-man Bruce Springsteen also has brought Willie on stage at Giants Stadium shows and most recently they shared the mic at the Light of Day show in Asubury Park. Willie is hard at work on a new collection of songs and is currently on tour. Don’t miss him!)

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New to Jesse Malin? Start here: “An album of his that I would definitely recommend is Glitter In The Gutter. It’s loaded with great songs. It’s hook city and has guest artists Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen and a house of cards. It’s hard to pick a best song there’s so many good ones on it. This album came out last year. He’s got a new one coming out in March and from what I’ve heard he hasn’t lost a step.”

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Jesse Malin Glitter in the Gutter
Glitter in the Gutter


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