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A Short History

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These days it’s hard to find a single person who isn’t familiar with Noam Weinstein’s music. But how many people know the story behind the man? If you’re a fast reader, there will soon be one more. If not, there will eventually be one more.

Regardless, historians agree that Noam was born sometime in the Spring of 1977 to Boston’s Diane & Larry Weinstein. Upon seeing their son’s face for the first time, they named him Noam, Hebrew for “acceptable.” Since then, Noam has been called everything from “a thrilling songwriter” (The Nashville Rage) to “a young Elvis Costello mixed with Randy Newman” (PasteMusic) to “utterly unique” (Performing Songwriter). The editors at Time Out New York heard echoes of Harry Nilsson in his songs, while other folks mention Tom Waits, John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, The Band, Ben Folds, or Jakob Dylan. But one thing is clear: every word that has ever been written, spoken, or thought about him has been complimentary.

The 39-year-old artist (whose correctly pronounced name rhymes with “Snowbomb Einstein”) grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began playing guitar and trumpet in elementary school and performing at venues such as Club Passim as a teenager. After college he headed for New York City, where he frequented local clubs like The Living Room, both as a singer-songwriter and as a guitarist accompanying other songwriters. In 2001 Noam released his debut EP, Enough About You, and in 2002 he followed it up with Above the Music, produced by Jimi Zhivago. In 2004 he completed his first full-length album, Probably Human, with Tyler Wood. Late 2006 brought We’re All Going There, with Lee Alexander; 2008, a series of two-song singles, Planet; 2010, Noam’s first live album, Found Alive; and 2012 a studio collaboration with Mike Viola, Clocked. Noam’s latest projects, the self-produced Bottlefed and On Waves, were released on April 1st, 2014, and February 29th, 2016. The latter is a collection of fifteen new songs about three generations of love & death, storms & cycles, mystery channels, and the beats beyond.

Noam’s music has received airplay on stations like WERS, WXPN, WFUV, and XM/Sirius Radio (full list here), and his song I Can Hurt People aired on the Showtime network during its program Weeds. The lead track from On Waves was recently awarded “best song” in this year’s Hollywood Songwriting Contest; two earlier tracks, Planet and Yesterday’s Weather, were finalists in the USA Songwriting Contest. Noam is regularly heard on sites like Pandora and Last.fm, and his albums are available from all the major online retailers. Live appearances have included South by Southwest in Austin, CMJ and The Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, and various clubs across the nation (some highlights), as well as in Ireland (a small country in Western Europe) and England. He has also embarked on live tours of Germany in support of his Skycap Records release Sixteen Skies.

In addition to his own recordings, Noam has been honored to have songs of his recorded by Jess Tardy, Greta GertlerMark Whitaker, Naomi Sommers, and Lin McEwan, and performed live by artists like Anita Suhanin, Matt Kanelos, and Mieka Pauley. He is also honored to have been a guest vocalist on albums by The Great Unknowns and Sam Sadigursky.