Under The Covers: Willie Nile Tackles The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” In Honor Of The Late Lou Reed

Chris Rotolo November 1, 2013 News No Comments

WNNew York City rocker, honorary member of the Jersey Shore music community, and annual Light Of Day Festival performer Willie Nile recently took the Ringwood, NJ planks of Live At Drew’s and in honor of the late great songsmith Lou Reed offered a cover of The Velvet Underground’s 1970 hit “Sweet Jane” from the classic collection Loaded.

“I’m gonna sing a song for Lou Reed,” utters Nile in homage of the recently deceased Rock God, before cuing up a spirited rendition of the celebrated selection.

Nile closes out his rendition by calling three times to the heavens “LOU!”, inducing the same answer from an appreciative congregate, before offering “God bless Lou Reed.  Listen to his music. Never forget him.”

We should heed the advisory.

Stream Willie Nile’s cover of “Sweet Jane” below and be sure to pick up your tickets to the 2014 Light Of Day Festival on Saturday, November 2nd at noon via Ticketmaster outlets, and head here for more information on the event.

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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in both Journalism/Professional Writing and Communication Studies. He's held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet’s Arts & Entertainment section as well as Consequence of Sound (http://consequenceofsound.net).

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