Noah Derksen is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter with a wonderfully soulful folk-roots Americana sound. He joins us in the studio on Episode 493 of Folk Roots Radio for an in-depth conversation about his latest album “America, Dreaming”, and a few live songs. It’s a great session – we hope you’ll check it out. We also find time to include more of the new music we’ve received, and this time around we hear from Sussex, Ma Polaine’s Great Decline, Hansan, Burnstick, The East Pointers, Ayla Brook & The Sound Men, Lynn Harrison and The John Byrne Band. Check out the full playlist below.
Noah Derksen’s new album “America, Dreaming” – which was produced by Murray Pulver (The Bros. Landreth, Joey Landreth, Doc Walker, etc.) in Winnipeg, is a search for identity, reflecting on time spent living and travelling across the United States.
“As an American-citizen growing up in Canada, I held an unrealistic depiction of the United States as a land of opportunity and freedom. In years spent living, touring, and working south of the border, I’ve discovered the practical limitations to that opportunity and freedom. America, Dreaming represents an observation of my home and native land south of the 49th parallel; an observation both externally, of how things change with time, and internally, on how I have had to shift my own perspective.”
For more information, visit noahderksen.com.
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Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises
Roll Right (2019, self)
Everything I Wanted
The Ocean Wide (2019, Lucky Bear Records) CDN
Ma Polaine’s Great Decline
(single) (2020, Self)
Du Du Du
(single) (2020, Makaki Music)
Pay No Mind
Kîyânaw (2019, Self) CDN
The East Pointers
Yours To Break (2019, Self) CDN
Hoping You Would Stay (Live)
Interview: Noah Derksen live in the Folk Roots Radio studio.
Lonely In America (Live)
What Kind Of Love Is That (Live)
Ayla Brook & The Sound Men
All That I Wanted to Do
(single) (2020, Fallen Tree Records) CDN
Something More (2019, Self) CDN
The John Byrne Band
Special Place In Hell
A Shiver In The Sky (2019, Ri-Ra Records)