Three-song EP is first of a three-part release, Full Album out October 2019
Announces 2019 Spring Tour Dates
“Derksen’s vocals are impeccable, and the lyrics are relatable” - Canadian Beats
“Derksen has a lovely tone — there’s a warmth there that is instantly familiar upon first listen.” - VoiceCouncil Magazine
“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 work-shopping 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 Derksen
(Mar 1, 2019) Noah Derksen is a Canadian singer-songwriter producing a singular and haunting brand of contemplative folk music punctuated by his skillful guitar and soulful vocals. America, Dreaming is a personal journey containing Noah’s observation of his own identity as an American citizen growing up in Canada. Written during time he spent living and travelling across his mother’s native land, the United States – from Oregon to Nashville, and New York to California – this collection of songs were recorded and produced by Murray Pulver (The Bros. Landreth, Joey Landreth, Doc Walker, etc.) in Winnipeg, Canada.
America, Dreaming is a full-length album that will be released in three distinct parts throughout 2019 culminating in the full album release in October. This unique roll out takes advantage of the listening habits of today’s music audiences based on changing technological and inter-connected contemporary lifestyles. The quality and beauty of these songs will leave listeners eagerly anticipating the next installment.
AMERICA, DREAMING (PART ONE) – TRACK LISTING
Hoping That You Would Stay (3:42)
Songwriter: ©2019 Noah Derksen, Jaylene Johnson, Jordan St. Cyr
What Kind of Love is That (3:15)
Songwriter: ©2019 Noah Derksen
Tennessee Lines (4:16)
Songwriter: ©2019 Noah Derksen, Jaylene Johnson, Chris Burke Gaffney
Produced by Murray Pulver.
Recorded by Murray Pulver at Signpost Studios (Winnipeg, MB).
Additional tracking / editing by John Ellis, Cody Iwasiuk, and Roman Clarke.
Mixed by Winston Hauschild at Little Island Studios (Bowel Island, BC)
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering (Vancouver, BC)
Abby Wale – vocals
Alex Campbell – Wurlitzer, additional keys
Ariel Posen – electric & slide guitar
Cody Iwasiuk – drums, additional percussion
John Mark Baron – electric bass
Murray Pulver – electric guitar, additional acoustic guitar
Noah Derksen – vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro guitar
NOAH DERKSEN EP RELEASE TOUR DATES MARCH 2019 - America, Dreaming - Part One
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
An American-citizen born and raised in the heart of the Canadian prairies and maturing on the west coast of British Columbia, Noah Derksen writes with the groundedness of harsh Manitoba winters mixed with the optimism of British Columbia’s coastline. Ever seeking motion and progression, Noah has spent the past three years honing his live performance skills across Canada and in select regions of the United States, playing concerts from BC to Nova Scotia, and New York to California. In 2018 alone, Noah played at renowned venues and events such as the National Arts Centre (Ottawa, ON), Northwest Folklife Festival (Seattle, WA), Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY), and the Winnipeg Folk Festival (Winnipeg, MB).
In 2019 Noah will be releasing a new full-length album entitled America, Dreaming in three distinct parts. The album was recorded and produced by Murray Pulver (The Bros. Landreth, Joey Landreth, Doc Walker, etc.) in Winnipeg.