Ian Noe returns to Amsterdam with "Between The Country"06-02-2020
Songs about small towns are plentiful. Some of the best ones — Dolly Parton's My Tennessee Mountain Home, John Prine's Paradise, Kacey Musgraves' Merry Go 'Round and Bruce Springsteen's My Hometown - are powerful triggers of memory, often rich in storyteller detail with a wide lens to tough truths and deep secrets. This is the lyrical space that singer-songwriter Ian Noe fills and carves out in his often stark, beautiful collection of short story songs, Between the Country.
Born in Beattyville and now based in Bowling Green, Noe (who pronounces his last name with a silent E) draws on the day-to-day life of Eastern Kentucky throughout his debut album. Between the Country was recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb.
Noe captures the tenor of the community he grew up in with sad, often heartbreaking brilliance. Throughout Between the Country there's not a wasted word or note in the warm playing of the ensemble. After an impressive show at Paradiso for the Sugar Mountain festival in August Ian Noe will return to the same venue this month for an exclusive NL show:
13/02: Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord / Tolhuistuin