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Genres You Will Love
Rock: Acoustic Moods: Solo Male Artist Folk: Alternative Folk

By Location
United States - NY - Upstate NY

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Noah Gokey

Noah Gokey is a singer songwriter with a light rock, funk and jam edge. Inventive guitar work and smooth rock vocals based on progression and melody blend to provide catchy but focused arrangements. These are strong, creative, and melodic singer songwriter tracks with the occasional harmonica, electric guitar, and percussion to add depth. Every Gokey song brings something a little different to the table, but all of them strive for a full and occasionally even atmospheric sound. Forget frivolous hippy music. Abandon hopes of a post-modern “Kumbaya.” You can smile on your brother, but a little glower on your face couldn't hurt. Emotionally, the work of Noah Gokey might have more in common with the murder ballads of old than Woodstock. Self-described purveyor of “dark folk,” Gokey's work finds a shadow realm in the gentle, roots-based world of folk. Offering up music that is compelling in exactly the way good folk should be but with a dark yet anything but self-important attitude that stands among the works of the elite. Music is metaphysical for Gokey. But don't anticipate any “oh, wow, man” pop-philosophizing while the mushrooms make all the colors so pretty. No, this is a realm of soul psychedelics that offers a sucker punch to the unsuspecting fluff-seeker while offering a wry and sublime tongue-in-cheek look at life and its rough edges. “Music makes me feel connected to the rhythms and melodies of the natural universe and the driving natural force within one's self.” This is music that truly confronts what it means to be human, facing the shadow but doing it with a smile its face.