Don’t miss what happens when a quintessential rock ‘n roller/singer-songwriter and a finger-picking acoustic ninja get together for a spectacular double-bill when Willie Nile and Trace Bundy hit The Ridgefield Playhouse on February 7th!
Quintessential rock ‘n roller, singer-songwriter Willie Nile (Streets of New York, House Of A Thousand Guitars, The Innocent Ones) and finger-picking “acoustic ninja” Trace Bundy hit The Ridgefield Playhouse as part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer Songwriter Series and the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity. This spectacular double-bill will make this an unforgettable night!
Make it a great evening out with dinner and a show – Visit 850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant (424 R. Main Street, Ridgefield) for dinner before the show and enjoy a complimentary draft beer with purchase of an entree when you show your ticket! Media Sponsor for this show is WPKN 89.5 FM, the Real Alternative.
The New York Times called Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” Former Time magazine music critic and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Jay Cocks writes of Nile’s 2006 album Streets of New York, "The tunes he writes and plays with such blowtorch vibrancy get the myth and magic and danger and sadness and love of this town.” Blurt magazine hailed his 2013 album “With American Ride, Willie Nile ascends to the uppermost tier of the most revered American musicians and esteemed populist pundits, an elite and exclusive circle of venerable troubadours whose numbers include Springsteen, Dylan, Fogerty, Petty and Mellencamp.”
Nile has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has performed and recorded with music legends including Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Ian Hunter. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame noted: “His live performances are legendary.” He is currently touring worldwide on the recent release of his critically acclaimed album World War Willie and his 2017 studio album of Bob Dylan covers called Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan.
Trace Bundy has been dubbed by his fans as the “acoustic ninja” and is well respected for his distinct legato and finger tapping skills. His playing style, which has been described as poetry in motion, features him playing with both hands on the fretboard, intricate finger picking arpeggios and inventive use of multiple capos. He has shared the stage with performers including Brandi Carlile, Olivia Newton-John, Neko Case, Judy Collins, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Phil Keaggy, David Wilcox, David Knopfler (Dire Straits), Bill Nershi (String Cheese), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), Chris Hillman (the Byrds), and Stanley Jordan, among many others.
For tickets ($30), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.
AllShows.com VIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:30 – 7pm! Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795.