Light of Day – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – January 6th, 2018

Light of Day

Light of Day

Sat · January 6, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$15 Upstairs Only / $20 Downstairs Only / $30 Whole Venue + Fees

Light Of Day
Downstairs (Full Band):

Willie Nile & Band
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers
Remember Jones
Ben Arnold & Band
Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan

Upstairs (Acoustic):

Jim Boggia
Graham Alexander
Isabella Rose
Vini Lopez (Original drummer with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)
Lisa Bouchelle
Nalani & Sarina
John Byrne
Willie Nile
Willie Nile
The New York Times called Willie Nile “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 magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.”

Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”

In November 2014 he released an album of piano-based songs, If I Was A River, to universal critical acclaim. “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker. No Depression raved “Willie Nile’s artistic renaissance continues unabated.”

His 2016 album World War Willie appeared on numerous year end top ten lists as did hid his live shows. As American Songwriter said "Nile cranks up the volume and tears into these tunes with the same hunger, passion and exuberance he displays in his legendary sweat-soaked shows." World War Willie was voted “Album Of The Year” by Twangville Magazine and the song Forever Wild was named “Coolest Song In The World” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.” In the summer of 2017 Willie Nile released his 11th studio album Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan to rave reviews. He is currently bringing his electrifying live show to audiences worldwide.
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
For almost 40 years publications such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, No Depression and many others have hailed him as one of rock & roll’s most talented singer-songwriters.”
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers are the epitome of a blue-collar roots-rock & roll band. Born in the coal mining hills surrounding Pittsburgh, Pa., Joe and the band have cut a path of devastatingly honest shows from Pittsburgh to Asbury Park and beyond. A contemporary in the musical tradition of artists like Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers (and before that the Iron City Houserockers) have been making American blue-collar rock that draws from classic rock ‘n roll, Memphis soul, folk songs, electric blues plus a dash of punk since the late 1970’s. Recordings such as “Have A Good Time But Get Out Alive”, “Rock and Reel”, the classic “American Babylon” (Produced and joined on the subsequent tour by Bruce Springsteen), “East Carson Street”, the stunning “Somewhere East of Eden”, “It’s In My Song” and most recently a very passionate protest anthem “That’s What Makes Us Great” (again in collaboration with Springsteen) are just a sample of the over 19 recordings that present Joe’s very singular, “down home” take on “living, working, family, politics and loving” in America. Jim Guterman (Runaway American Dream: Listening to Bruce Springsteen) once said, “In a better world, Joe Grushecky would live in a mansion down the road from Springsteen. Instead, this enormous talent spends his days teaching some of western Pennsylvania's most troubled children. Who do you know who has made back-to-back great albums more than 20 years ago, and is doing the same thing now. There's Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, Springsteen, maybe a few more. He's on that level." Joe’s music and his band The Houserockers have stood the test of time.
Jim Boggia
Jim Boggia
Multi-instrumentalist/popsmith Jim Boggia is the kind of hyper-kinetic guy who may never need an iPod because he's already got instant recall of practically every song he's ever heard and loved. Like a digital player permanently set in shuffle mode, he accesses riffs and rhymes with a sort of free-associative glee. From the Kinks to NRBQ to Monty Python and Peter Sellers, Jim can find the emotional and musical thread that links all great music, and do it on the fly, in the moment, with not a stutter to be found. His performances are legendary and you won't want to miss this show!
Ben Arnold
Ben Arnold
Ben Arnold has an effectively grizzled, cobwebbed voice and a jones for stories linking underdogs to top dogs. As a singer, the Philadelphia resident slid, stabbed and pleaded. As a pianist, he bounded, shadowboxed and threatened to break into boogie woogie… Arnold looks like Rick Danko, sings somewhere between Levon Helm and Richard Manuel, rollicks like Garth Hudson and testifies like Robbie Robertson.”
Isabella Rose
Isabella Englert is a sophomore at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and is enrolled in their Creative American Music program. She has been studying piano since she was four, and began to casually play the guitar in eighth grade, which eventually lead to singing and writing music in her freshman year of high school. After her sophomore year she was 1 of 22 students from across the country accepted into the competitive Grammy Camp program. It was here that she realized music was her passion. Since then she has enjoyed performing at various different well-known venues such as The Bitter End and The Stephen Talkhouse to name a few.

Influenced by folk, singer/songwriters her songs are a mixture of deep emotional content, driven by haunting harmonies as well as uplifting, sweet feel-good songs. Her main focus in her music is to bring out the happiest and saddest of emotions in whoever is listening. Her songs are meant to be a personal journey, different for everyone who listens. Isabella recorded her first EP of original songs entitled “Closer to Roses,” which is now available on iTunes, CD Baby, and the Facebook Music Store.
Lisa Bouchelle
Lisa Bouchelle
LISA BOUCHELLE has two albums out via the Universal Music Group, has dueted with Jon Bon Jovi, John Popper, and James LeBrie of Dream Theater; sung backup for Bruce Springsteen; and toured and/or opened for Meat Loaf, Blues Traveler, Bryan Adams, Ingrid Michaelson, Don Felder, Ted Nugent, and Train, among others. Her songs have been heard in movies and on TV, and she has a new album due for release in early 2016 that is already drawing critical acclaim. She is also the host of the top-rated TV show “Rock Star Kitchen,” which is seen twice weekly on The Comcast Network from Philadelphia down to Virginia.
Remember Jones
Remember Jones
Remember Jones is a one-of-a-kind soul/pop singer, storyteller and bandleader with a throwback vibe and authentic energy that bring audiences to another time and place. Collaboratively supported by a double-digit sized band centrally from Asbury Park, NJ where they have a stronghold on it's large, thriving music scene, he has packed popular venues such as THE STONE PONY, ASBURY LANES, THE SAINT, CONVENTION HALL and THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE. He has been awarded TOP VOCALIST in the Asbury Park Music Awards, directed and debuted as HEDWIG in HEDWIG IN THE ANGRY INCH for Asbury Park's first long-running theatrical production, and has produced, music directed, and supported many local acts, rock musicals, and touring bands (most recently a string of sold-out dates with Buster Poindexter).
Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan
Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan
Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan are a classic four piece, two guitars, bass and drums, Americana rock band rooted in the Springsteen vein who released their first record in 1991 and have performed in 25 countries since 1993. Long-time Stone Caravan members Sam LaMonica (Drums) and Greg Lykins (Guitar) were joined in 2015 by Jerry Scaringe (Bass) after the sudden passing of the longtime bassist Mr. Lou DeMartino in 2015. Joe and the band have recorded 13 CD’s on the indie, SCR/Schoolhouse Records which includes the heralded “Rock & Roll Station” (2000). Their most recent, "Sway" was released in January 2013. The 12-song CD was recorded in Nyack, NY and features 9 songs written or co-written by D'Urso and three tunes penned by Willie Nile, Steven Van Zandt and the late Terence Martin. "Sway" is an upbeat, rocking record and covers some good territory on the Americana/Jersey Shore/rock and roll painter's pallet as the CD runs the gamut of straight-up Americana rock and roll, singer-songwriter offerings, Jersey Shore influences and New York State/Catskill Mountain country tinged instrumentation.
Nalani and Sarina
Identical twin sisters, Nalani & Sarina, are gaining national notoriety and recognition as they develop a unique blend of traditional soul-rock and modern pop. Legendary music critic and SiriusXM radio host Dave Marsh, called their EP, Scattered World, “some of the best music being made.” Their stylistic alchemy is making a big splash in the northeast, earning them opening slots for artists such as A Great Big World, Mary Lambert, etc. Their songs are catchy AND meaningful with a courageous message, bringing a refreshing spin to today's popular music
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/