Noam Weinstein

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Noam Weinstein
Noam at Living Room 2010 by Adam Jason Scherer.jpg
Noam at The Living Room in NYC, 1/14/10
Background information
Birth name Noam Isaac Weinstein
Born (1977-05-07) May 7, 1977 (age 40)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Origin New York, New York
Genres Pop Rock, Folk Pop
Indie Pop, Americana
Occupation(s) songwriter, performer, guitarist
Instruments voice, guitar, piano
Years active 2001-
Labels No Songs, Skycap Records
Website www.enoam.com

Noam Weinstein (no-ahm wyne-styne) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his studio recordings and his collaborations with other artists such as Mike Viola, Heather Masse, Sam Sadigursky, and Norah Jones.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Noam Weinstein grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts[3][4] and began playing guitar as a child and performing at local clubs during high school.[5][6] In 1999 he moved to New York City and joined the Greenwich Village songwriting community led by Jack Hardy.[7] From 2001-2012 he released six albums in the US[8] (five studio projects and a live album recorded at The Living Room in New York[9]); a seventh, the compilation Sixteen Skies, was distributed in Europe.[10] In 2013 he moved back to the Boston area,[11] and in 2014 he released Bottlefed, a self-produced project featuring a number of his earlier collaborators. (According to eNoam, its title refers to songs about "the innocent, the infantile, and the imitated.")[12]

Recent Work[edit]

On February 29, 2016, Weinstein announced the release of his latest studio album, On Waves, "a collection of fifteen new songs about cycles, storms, mystery channels, and the beats beyond."[13] The Daily Vault gave the new album an A, saying it was "heart-wrenching," "dazzling with its musical audacity," and "genuinely moving,"[14] while Popdose wrote that it was "terrific"[15] and No Depression said it contained "an ocean of emotions in fifteen songs" and was "catchy," "heartfelt," "hilarious," and "beautiful." The day after its release, March 1, 2016, Rolling Stone Germany picked it as its album of the week, describing it as "beautiful," "perfect pop songs" reminiscent of Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, and John Lennon.[16] Elmore Magazine premiered the album's first official video, created by artist Shawn Feeney for the opening track, "Last Reincarnation."[17] On October 18, 2016, the project was nominated for Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards.[18]

Recognition[edit]

Although not as well known as many of his collaborators,[19] Weinstein has received critical acclaim in publications like Performing Songwriter,[20] The New Yorker,[21] and The Boston Globe,[3] and airplay on prominent independent radio stations such as WFUV, WXPN, and WERS.[22] In addition, his song "I Can Hurt People" was featured on the Showtime series Weeds,[23] and several others have been recorded by indie artists such as Mieka Pauley, Greta Gertler, Mark Whitaker, Jess Tardy, and Lin McEwan. He is also a three-time finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition.[24]

Discography[edit]

As Leader[edit]

  • Enough About You (2001)
  • Above The Music (2002)
  • Probably Human (2004)
  • We're All Going There (2006)
  • Sixteen Skies (2009)
  • Found Alive (2010)
  • Clocked (2012)
  • Bottlefed (2014)
  • On Waves (2016)

As Guest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Viola website". Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Smith, Steve (31 Jul 2007). "Sam Sadigursky". Time Out NY. 
  3. ^ a b c Muther, Christopher (7 Feb 2003). "Sunday Jonesing for Folk". Boston Globe. 
  4. ^ Drozdowski, Ted (13 Aug 2004). "Off The Record". Boston Phoenix. 
  5. ^ "Noam Weinstein". Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Symkus, Ed (13 Sep 2006). "Noam Comes Home". Cambridge Chronicle. 
  7. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography on All Music Guide". Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Noam Weinstein". Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Noam Weinstein". Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Skycap Records Discography". Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ Symkus, Ed (25 Feb 2016). "Cambridge singer-songwriter Noam Weinstein to release new CD at Johnny D's Feb. 28". Wicked Local. 
  12. ^ "Official Artist Website". Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Official Artist Website". Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Daily Vault". Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  15. ^ Dunphy, Dw. "Popdose Review". Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Rolling Stone Germany". Retrieved March 1, 2016. .
  17. ^ "Noam Weinstein Explores The Possibility of Past Lives On His Catchy New Single, "Last Reincarnation"". Elmore Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  18. ^ "The 15th Independent Music Awards Nominees Announced". Independent Music Awards. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
  19. ^ Zimmerman, Lee. "No Depression Review". Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  20. ^ Wakefield, Mare. "Album Reviews". Performing Songwriter. 
  21. ^ Donohue, John. "Night Life". The New Yorker. 
  22. ^ "Radio". Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  23. ^ "IMDB Listing". Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  24. ^ "The Aquarian". Retrieved March 1, 2016. .