National Arts Centre
1, rue Elgin, Ottawa, (Québec), K1P 5W1
Born and raised in Manitoba, but steeped in BC, Noah Derksen's songwriting mixes the fortitude of Prairie winters with west coast optimism. A spritely 24, Derksen's folk balladry feels like your first long-distance love affair: contemplative, brooding, and wrapped in a youthful optimism that despite our best efforts, often washes away silently into wilting tides of time. In spring of 2018, Noah released two new singles: Wilderness of Oregon and Nothing. While still maintaining the vulnerability and simplicity found in previous recordings, these songs, produced by Bowen Island's Winston Hauschild (Hey Ocean!, Hannah Georgas), present a new sonic direction for Noah, indicative of things to come.