Courtesy of Noah Earle
It's difficult to describe the music that is generated from the mind and soul of Noah Earle—other than it is pretty darn good. Noah’s blend is probably best-described as acoustic alternative. But just what the alternative means is a little hard to say. It could be rock. It could be jazz. It could be country. I think that’s what makes his music fun; that and the energy with which he delivers it is his own acoustic-blended, fresh-ground-from-whole-beans cup of Joe.
Maybe that’s because he performs in a lot of coffee shops in downtown Columbia, even though he has also toured worldwide. But you could call what he does “espresso rock” and probably get away with it. There’s something homegrown and earthy about his music. When you think about it, a good cup of coffee embodies all the flavor of the ground and soil from which it comes, much like Noah does with his music.
Even Noah describes himself in organic ways—he has said that his birthplace, Topeka, Kansas, is “a good place to dig potatoes.” Plus, he works at a natural foods store when he’s not honing his chops.
His musical involvement began in early childhood when he listened to traditional country and country-gospel music that his family played and sang at gatherings. By about age six, his uncle had taught him some chords, and he’d sit in the corner with his miniature guitar, struggling to mimic the chords that the family fretted.
Since then, Noah has generated four albums. You can sample his special blend of “coffeehouse rock” by listening to one of his more recent albums, This is the Jubilee.
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