Winnipeg, MB-based folk-roots/ Americana artist Noah Derksen will be releasing Part One of his third album, America, Dreaming tomorrow.
America, Dreaming is a full-length record containing Noah’s observation of his own American identity as an American-citizen growing up in Canada. It was written through time spent living and traveling across the country – from Oregon to Nashville, and New York to California. The album was recorded and produced by Murray Pulver in Winnipeg.
He will be releasing the album in 3 distinct parts throughout the year, beginning with Part One, which our lucky readers have the chance to hear early!
After listening through these three songs numerous times, I have come to the conclusion that although each is incredible in its own right, my favourite would have to be “What Kind Of Love Is That”. Derksen’s vocals are impeccable, and the lyrics are relatable, which is something I tend to look for in a song. That being said, the closer on Part One, “Tennessee Lines” has a more upbeat folk-pop vibe which also pulled me in.
Check out the first 3 songs below, and remember it will be available digitally everywhere starting tomorrow, March 1, 2019.
Noah shares on these three tracks,
“Each of the three songs on this EP come with a unique story, and were written in a specific place. One from a rented room in Portland, Oregon, one from the back of my van parked in Nashville, Tennessee, and one from the second-floor of my home in Winnipeg's West End neighbourhood.”
“The songs came to life through the vibrant and generous community of artists in Winnipeg, from workshopping the songs with other writers, to tracking instrumentalists at Signpost Studios; every step of the way was very much a collaborative effort. Coming back to Winnipeg after living on the west coast for nearly 6 years, I’m blown away by caliber of musicianship and the strong support networks in this city.”
Noah will be touring throughout March, so if you’re able, check him out.
Thurs, Feb 28th – Winnipeg, MB | Exchange Community Church
Fri, Mar 1st – Steinbach, MB | House Concert
Sat, Mar 2nd – Sioux Narrows, ON | Iron & Clay
Thurs, Mar 7th – St Catharines, ON | Silversmith Brewing
Fri, Mar 8th – London, ON | House Concert
Sat, Mar 9th – Meaford, ON | House Concert
Sun, Mar 10th – Hamilton, ON | Jillard Guitars
Thurs, Mar 14th – Toronto, ON | Burdock Music Hall
Fri, Mar 15th – Brockville, ON | Spitfire Café
Sat, Mar 16th – Peterborough, ON | House Concert
Wed, Mar 20th – Kingston, ON | Musiikki Café
Thurs, Mar 21st – Perth, ON | Court House Concerts
Fri, Mar 22nd – Ottawa, ON | National Arts Centre
Sat, Mar 23rd – Cowansville, QC | Red’s Kitchen
Sun, Mar 24th – Montreal, QC | La Marche à côté
Wed, Mar 27th – Toronto, ON | The Painted Lady
Thurs, Mar 28th – Stratford, ON | House Concert
Fri, Mar 29th – Trenton, ON | Old Church Theatre
Sat, Mar 30th – Durham, ON | Garafraxa Café
Sun, Mar 31st – Kitchener, ON | TWB Brewery
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