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 This is the website of singer-songwriter Willie Nininger.Thanks for visiting. Check out the calendar to see where Willie will be playing, learn about the CD's, play music samples, find out what he's been up to lately and take a second to give us your email address so we can let you know about anything exciting, like a performance near you.

LATEST BLOG ENTRY! : September 12th, 2013 (don't faint)

Switzerland Tour

On August 31st, Willie is flying to Switzerland for a 2 week tour. Gigs are still being booked, so check the "Shows" page for details. Lutry, Frutigen, Schoenried and Lauterbrunnen for sure!

I had a great time in Switzerland. (Check out our new video on You Tube-Willie Nininger and Band at Camping Jungfrau). Thanks to all those who helped with the shows, and sorry to all the people I didn't get to see. I'll be back at the begining of September, 2014. 

New bookings or gig questions? Call Jan at Jantastic Events:(203) 510-9905  

Check out Youtube for our  video montage (by Palin Smith) from the Woodbury 350 Celebration.




Check out Willie's "Spotlight on Connecticut" interview on Youtube.It's 25 minutes and has a live song at the end.

Willie on Youtube! (Mr. Cellophane)

Due to the efforts of fellow Heritage-Villager Marvin Shapiro, my  performance of "Mr. Cellophane" from the show Chicago is now available on youtube. Click here to check out the video. You can also log in to youtube (if you haven't already), register your comments and rate the video. Definitely something a little different for me. Let me know what you think.

Willie appears on Winter's Night compilation

12/20/04 - Rounder records has  reissued the legendary On a Winter's Night compilation CD. Willie's song On a Winter's Night is the title track for the compilation. This new remastered version includes a number of new songs and artists not included in the original edition. Christine Lavin was instrumental in putting the recording together originally and in its new incarnation. The original record, first released 15 years ago, spawned the equally legendary Winter's Night concert tours which have continued throughout the years .

Among the artists on the disk in addition to Willie and Christine are Judy Collins, Patty Larkin, John Gorka, the late great Dave Van Ronk, Cliff Eberhart, Bill Morrisey, David Mallet and David Wilcox. You can purchase the CD at your local record store ( if you've got a good one) or click here to purchase and hear sound samples at Amazon.

A little something live from Passim

Here's a bit of a radio concert from a few years ago at Passim in Cambridge. A little talk and a live version of Freshman, a popular song from live shows that never quite made it onto a CD. Click here to listen. Apologies for the sound quality,  which isn't perfect.  

And if you got this far, you earned a free song. Download the song below on me. Hope you enjoy. And if you do, why not buy the CD? You can now buy it online by clicking on the image below or the link on the CD information page for this CD under discs. We'll have the rest of the CD's on line within a few weeks. (We've been saying that for a long time now and it hasn't quite happened, but its still the plan)

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Here's a live version of what I call the Lone Ranger Meets the William Tell Overture. It will make sense when you listen. From Passim in Cambridge, same show as the clip above. Enjoy. Willie

File Description Date Uploaded
Lone Ranger Live  ·  mp3/7MB live acoustic bluegrass flat pick guitar version of the Willam Tell Overture - not kidding..... 4/16/2005

Come see a show!


December 22, 2014

Torrington, CT 2:30PM - Emeritus of Litchfield Hills duo w/ Jan Nininger

December 22, 2014
Torrington, CT 1:30PM - Assited Living Show duo

December 23, 2014
Bloomfield, CT 2PM - Seabury Meadows duo w/ Jan Nininger

December 27, 2014
Plantsville, CT 2:30PM - Assited Living Show Duo

December 28, 2014
Suffield, CT 3 & 6PM - Assited Living Shows solo

December 31, 2014
Niantic, CT 2PM - Assited Living Show solo

Check out the new blog

Snippets from recent entries are below. click on the blog link above or the article links below for more...

Hello Blog! February 23, 2007

Hello Everybody. Willie here, sitting in my kitchen at my computer, wading through my website, trying to navigate the treacherous waters of modern technology towards the shore of  online competency.

Pretty soon I will wander down the street and set up my sound system for another Friday night at the Olive Tree. I almost always enjoy myself there,(good place to try out new material), and you can't beat it for convenience. The "lounge" seats about 35 people and someone usually ends up onstage with me, singing or playing some kind of percussion instrument.When my Dad, Eugene was alive, I actually had enough time to wheel him in for the first set, and then, with the help of my friend Pete Burkhardt, get him back in the car, back home, into bed and back to the club in about 10 minutes. I miss that.  Read More....

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