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Willie Nile Announces New Album ‘American Ride’

Willie Nile American RideAcclaimed folk-rocker Willie Nile has returned after three years with a new album, American Ride, due to be released on June 25th through Loud & Proud Records

Nile, who attracted a cult-like following among music fans for his punk-tinged take on Byrds-ian folk-rock with his two early 1980s albums, is releasing the follow-up to 2010’s The Innocent Ones after a successful crowd-sourcing campaign on pledgemusic.com, through which he received the money to record the album and then some.

Loud & Proud Records President Tom Lipisky described American Ride as “the moment that Willie has been working toward his entire career.” “He enjoyed the admiration of the artist community and the media for many years. American Ride, the song and the album, truly define him and his vision as an artist,” Lipisky said.

American Ride features a number of Nile’s frequent collaborators, including his live band (Matt Hogan, Johnny Pisano, Alex Alexander), The Alarm’s Mike Peters, and singer-songwriters James Maddock and Leslie Mendelson.

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