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Raw and brutally honest delivery… has been used to describe Noah Gabriel’s original music. A mainstay in Chicago’s suburban music scene since 2004, Noah is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Aurora, Illinois. Drawing from the styles of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ryan Adams, John Mayer, Lucinda Williams, Chris Whitley, and BB King, to name a few, Noah’s music rests uniquely on blues/rock with nuances for R&B/soul, folk, and alternative country.
By age twenty, Noah had his first record deal, releasing In Aurora on Batavia based Hidden Track Records – a label one of his mentors, Dana French of Deluxury, was under, and run by good friend Dennis Kintop. On this album, released in January 2005, Noah met his band, and recorded a duo with local legend Greg Boerner called “Tonight.” The album received great reviews and airplay on local radio.
The year 2007 was a significant milestone in Noah’s career. He left Hidden Track to put out his second album, independently, with the help of his band, including Gary Belniak (Tyrant), Michael Addyman, Tim Polite (The Byrds, Acoustcity), Bobby Scumacci (High Infidelity, Dave Mason), and their sound engineer Craig Whitaker. Noah’s second album, Truth, Love, Faith and Soul was released. It obtained airplay in Chicago (97.9 The Loop) and overseas. While working on the CD/DVD compilation “Acoustic Chicago” that year, Noah was also privileged to record and work with Ernie Adams, drummer for jazz legend Al DiMeola and Howard Levy, founding member of Bella Fleck and the Flecktones.
Noah’s most raw and diverse album to date, Crooked, was released in 2009. Noah wrote, recorded, and took on the title of producer for this album. Off the Record was thereafter released in April 2010 and is a compilation of acoustic recordings originally demo-ed for previous albums; just Noah and his guitar.
Noah’s was honored this past March 2011 to be a part of a collaboration of 30 local musicians on a vinyl album, Made in Aurora, the brainchild of Kiss the Sky owner Steven Warrenfeltz. The album marked the beginning of Steve’s new label Waterloo Sunset Records, in conjunction with the production and mastering genius of Backthird Audio.
His newest endeavors include a solo vinyl album, Mercy Street, to be released in late August 2011 on Waterloo Sunset Records, under the audio production of good friend Mike Bowen, and mastering by Aurora’s Backthird Audio.
The band released the long awaited album Ghosts of Tomorrow in January 2012.
In 2013, Noah returned from a stint in Austin, Texas and released seventh album, his solo Austin Bound. He wasted no time in collaborating with a new power trio – Noah’s Arcade – Chad Watson on bass, and Justin O’Connell on drums. In April 2013, they dove into the studio for an intense three days to record their first album together as a band and Noah’s eighth album, all documented by filmmaker Rob Hale – to be released this summer.
In the News
AMP Magazine August 2012
Noah Gabriel Music Review