“it’s the simplest of love songs, but it’s all our hearts can take”

Heather over @ Fuel/Friends turned me on to this amazing talent out of the Pacific Northwest. Noah (with his sister Abby on violin and harmonies) finds a way to take timeless, simple Americana and weave it into an unbelievable tapestry of heartache, folk sensibilities, and astonishing power. I listened to his EP (buy it at http://noahgundersen.bandcamp.com/) on repeat for almost all of today. Here’s a track from it:

Also, even though this video has found it’s way to many of the blogs I read and love, I need to post it here, both because I’m still heartbroken I couldn’t make it to Doe Bay this year and because it’s ridiculously stunning. So, for your listening pleasure, Noah’s cover of Vic Chestnutt’s “Flirted With You All My Life”:

Also, for my fellow Chicagoans, Noah will be playing at SPACE on November 6th. I’ll be there. Will you?

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