RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25. 2016
Winnipeg's own, Sierra Noble is celebrating the release of her full length album, “City of Ghosts” on September 25th at The West End Cultural Centre.
After 2 years in New York City followed by 2 years in Nashville, “home is where the heart is” has never meant more to the local singer-songwriter who has moved back to her hometown to release her latest batch of songs.
“This album consists of songs that I have written over the past 8 years, some dating back to 2008 all the way through to 2016…it is a musical scrapbook, if you will, of my life since I released the Possibilities EP.”
Sierra Noble has been a well known part of the Canadian music scene since a very young age, beginning her touring career when she was only 14 years old as a solo Old-Time fiddle player. Her evolution as an artist brought her to trying her hand at singing and songwriting debuted by a song called “Possibility” which went on to be featured on television shows such as “One Tree Hill” and “Switched at Birth.” She credits that song to be what opened the door to her opening for international legends Bon Jovi, and Paul McCartney.
The newest release was produced in her hometown by Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Bare Naked Ladies) and features the same musicians Noble has performed live with for years including Ariel Posen on guitar, Paul Yee on bass, and Daniel Roy on drums as well as special guests, Joey Landreth (The Bros. Landreth) and Alexa Dirks (Chic Gamine, Begonia).
“This album started with a text to my friend Murray saying ‘Hey, do you want to produce my record?’ Though I have nothing against either, there was no label or management involvement in the making of this album, I did it all myself, though certainly not without immense help from a lot of people. It was funded by an amazing fan response to a Kickstarter campaign, and a recording grant from Manitoba Film and Music.”
Noble notes that it was important to her that this album was done in Winnipeg, surrounded by people who have been an active part of her evolution as an artist. "Winnipeg has a special musical sound and a wealth of talent, and it is important to me to share that with the world at large.”
"Be Who You Be" is my final exhale at the end of a years long, roller-coaster journey to where I am today; fully aware that it is but only one chapter preparing me for many more.
It's a daily mantra, a reminder to my Self, and your Self, to be much more gentle, forgiving, and compassionate to our own Self...because we are so much stronger, and shine so much brighter than we often allow ourselves to believe.