An American-citizen raised in the heart of the Canadian prairies, award-winning roots / Americana singer-songwriter Noah Derksen writes with the groundedness of harsh Manitoba winters mixed with the failed optimism of the American Dream. He currently lives in the West End neighbourhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Ever seeking motion and progression, Noah spent the pre-covid years honing his live performance skills across Canada and the United States, playing concerts from BC to Nova Scotia, and New York to California. Since 2018, Noah played at renowned venues and events such as the National Arts Centre (Ottawa, ON), Northwest Folklife Festival (Seattle, WA), Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), Philadelphia Folksong Society (Philadelphia, PA), and the Winnipeg Folk Festival (Winnipeg, MB).
In 2019 Noah released his third full-length album entitled America, Dreaming. The album was produced by JUNO-award winning producer Murray Pulver, and features artwork by another JUNO-award winner Roberta Landreth. The album represents an observation of the United States and Noah's identity as an American-citizen; an observation of how things change with time, and internal, on his own shift in perspective. The album earned him a 2021 Canadian Folk Music Award for Emerging Artist of the Year.
Plus, Noah's got long, flowing auburn hair and a twinkle in his eye. What's not to love?