Taking their name in part from this myth as well as a combination of their names, Noble Three has been a labor of love over three years in the making. Acting as more or less a front for the two Nashville-based singer-songwriters Patrick Rickelton and Tres Crow, Noble Three was born slowly but surely out of Rickelton and Crow’s mutual adoration of 60’s pop and mid-90’s alternative. As two of the principal songwriters for Nashville favorites Greenland, they made a brief appearance on Good Morning America based on the strength of Crow’s bouncy number, “The Way It Is.” The song garnered Greenland the Best Song award in the YouTube Underground video contest and helped solidify Rickelton and Crow as up-and-coming songwriters.
Noble Three believe that creating music that is both beautiful and honest is a worthwhile venture in an art world dominated by clichés and the preening of the Hollywood glitterati. Their music is a blending of their different but complimentary personalities; Rickelton, a gentler soul, mixes breezy pop with worldly wisdom, while Crow’s passion brings the music a sense of urgency. It is this blend that drives their quest to engender the three noble strains.
Patrick Rickelton - keys, vocals, guitars
Tres Crow - guitars, vocals
When You Walk - eSingle
Shipwrecked - eSingle
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NPR.org, May 6, 2008 - The music of Noble Three is filled with longing. Hearts are broken, days are lonely, promises are broken. But the Nashville, Tenn. duo tempers their melancholy with an infectious dose of finger snaps and claps, bouncing rhythms and tinkling pianos. Their debut EP, Shipwrecked, is both breezy and haunted, with gently plucked guitars and incredibly rich harmonies.
Noble Three is Patrick Rickelton and Tres Crow. Rickelton provides the "soul" while Crow handles the "verve." Rickelton's wife, Erin offers additional vocals, including the harmonies on "I Would Run."
"I wrote 'I Would Run' nearly three years ago," says Patrick Rickelton. I saw the movie Before Sunset and right after sat down with the guitar, started strumming, and somehow the feeling the film had left me with made its way into this very simple song. It's one of those songs, rare for me, that was done in half an hour. The song's not about the movie; I suppose it's about all those times I, or anyone, have longed for someone or something that clearly can't be had."
Rickelton and Crow formed Noble Three in the Summer of 2007, combining their shared love of '60s pop and mid-'90s rock. They're currently working on some simple home recordings, releasing new songs every other week on their Web site.
Find Your Own Way
Sing This Song
I Would Run
When You Walk
If You Would Love Me, Too
Covers: America, Fake Plastic Trees, Madame George, Fade Away
Typical set: 40 minutes
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