Ian Noe

Ian Noe

BandFolkAcoustic

Folk/acoustic music. Inspired by the greats like Woody Guthrie, John Prine, Dylan, and others, Ian Noe writes and plays his music the best possible way...honestly and from the heart. This young man with his guitar and his harmonica is making music the old way, yet making it feel new again.

Biography

Ian Noe considers himself more of a songwriter than a singer, but from the first seconds of hearing him, its obvious that he is great at both. Born May 9, 1990 in Eastern Kentucky, Ian Noe had a guitar in his hand from an early age. Brought up on the great ones of folk, Dylan, Guthrie, Prine, and others, Ian quickly developed a knack for acoustic roots music. He began playing in local talent shows, school assemblies, and festivals.

Ian plays several instruments including guitar, harmonica, and piano.

It was only in the early part of 2007 that Ian even began writing music, and it was quickly evident he had a great ability to tell stories of his own through music. He entered the Appalachian StarSearch in Hazard on October 20, 2007, and won the grand prize singing his original song ''Don't Let The Morning Bring Ya Down.'' Due to that win, Ian was invited to perform at a Rhonda Vincent concert in Hyden a few days later.

Ian began writing more and more. He released a cd of 10 of his songs in early 2008.

After the tragic events on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA in April of 2007, Ian wrote a song dedicated to the victims of the tragedy. He played this song, "Sweet Virginia" for Virginia Tech students on the campus in Blacksburg in April of 08 on the anniversary of the shooting.

In June 2008 Ian won first place in the State FFA Talent Competition in Louisvile, Kentucky.

Ian was also selected as one of the 5 finalist in the 2008 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest.

Now with close to 100 original songs, Ian is doing what he loves most, playing music for others to enjoy.

For more info, you may go to www.iannoe.com

Lyrics

Ain't Nobody Stopped Me Yet

Written By: Ian Noe

Well, I am Sam, a man to damn
Born in the USA
I've been around here, a many long year
I've took a many life away
From my early days on the ocean
To the battles of World War 2
I'm old and young, America's son
And let me tell you "I want you"

Well I remember the craze they hippies had raised
Way back in '69
They were marchin on the street and stompin those feet
Just a' waving those freedom signs
Well I had a lot of fun in the jungle
Fighting fire from the Viet Cong
And when time had came for someone to blame
Well, I hid behind the fall of Saigon

Chorus
Oh say I say, I'm on my way
Mama now don't you fret
Cause I'm a ball and chain, I make it rain
And ain't nobody stopped me yet

Now here come the years, the tear and fears
Georgie says come inside
I've got Jesus on the phone, he's pissed and he groans
That too many men have died
I said "Georgie whats the need and the hurry
You got to hold and take your stand
And what the reason is for, well I ain't sure
But I know I got you in good hands

Chorus

I was headed on down to the parade in town
I think it was the 4th of July
There was a combat vet, 3 times yet
He said "Sammy, won't you tell me why?"
Now its a funny old world that we live in
Yes its enough to make you go insane
But you might as well smile, be happy a while
Cause some things will never change

Chorus
Oh say I say, I'm on my way
Mama now don't you fret
Cause I'm a ball and chain, I make it rain
And ain't nobody stopped me yet
There ain't nobody stopped me yet
Why ain't nobody stopped me yet

Sweet Virginia

Written By: Ian Noe


Oooh baby, hear the sound
Sweet Virginia, cryin down
And oh darlin, ‘neath the gun
Thirty-two on the setting sun

And don’t the highway roll
While you pray
To the wind you go
Blow away
And in the sky we own
We are flyin home
Sweet Virginia I can hear ya
You are not alone

Oooh baby, see the sky
Sweet Virginia, flyin high
And oh darlin, ease your mind
Come tomorrow, the sun will shine

But don’t the highway roll
While you pray
And to the wind you go
Blow away
And in the sky we own
We are flyin home
Sweet Virginia, I can hear ya
You are not alone
Sweet Virginia, I can hear ya
You are not alone

The Sign Of The Times

Written By: Ian Noe

Behold, behold ye young and ye old
Come far out from your land
As your day will be done and tomorrow may come
So you better understand
Oh the roads you race and winds you chase
May lead you far behind
So behold, behold ye young and ye you old
Better see the sign of the times

Well away, away oh leaders I say
Come fall down from your chair
As your reign mustn't last, it shall come to pass
So take heed and please beware
Through a many year torn its proven to warn
The blind can't lead the blind
So away, away oh leaders I say
Better see the sign of the times

Oh arise, arise ye seekers be wise
Come get up from you oar
As the answer ye yearn or a truth it may burn
Ain't too far from your door
From the death pourin plains to the high hurricaines
They're a' moaning to your mind
So arise, arise ye seekers be wise
Better see the sign of the times

Now be done, be done ye that fire your gun
Come lay down all your lead
As its said by the lord, you live by the sword
And you're bound to wind up dead
And your war hungry soul is taking its toll
Upon your world and mine
So be done, be done ye that fire your gun
Better see the sign of the times

In the wind, in the wind I tell you my friend
Come hear my simple song
As I sing for the wild, the dead, and the child
Through the dark and through the dawn
And wherever I roam, the truth is known
I'm a' ramblin to a rhyme
In the wind, in the wind I tell you my friend
Better see the sign of the times

This Land of Mine

Written By: Ian Noe

Morning has come, breaking the day
Fog on the field, fading away
Sun in the clouds, painted behind
Blue skies upon this land of mine

This land of mine, this land of mine
Peaceful it is, aging with time
Call it my home where I may die
Free all along, this land of mine

I took a road, ragged and worn
Seeking the sea, reaching the shore
Saw many ships and all were aligned
Rolling along this land of mine

This land of mine, this land of mine
Peaceful it is, aging with time
Call it my home where I may die
Free all along, this land of mine

Dark is the day, sun sinking high
Moon like a thief, stealing the sky
Stars like a fire, oh how they shine
Scattered above this land of mine

This land of mine, this land of mine
Peaceful it is, aging with time
Call it my home where I may die
Free all along, this land of mine

Discography

Ian Noe (2008)
1. Hello My Friend
2. Don't Let The Morning Bring Ya' Down
3. Sing It Loud
4. Mama, I'm On My Way Home
5. I Love Her Fine
6. Of All The Broken Ships
7. Galveston
8. All Along My Way
9. Miners
10. Good Morning Glory

The Silent Anthems Album (2008)
1. Sign of the Times
2. Oh, Babe I'm Going Away
3. I Dreamt of World War 3
4. Hard Times Blues
5. A' Drifting Down That Lonesome Line
6. Stand
7. Coal Miners Blues
8. Sad Old Picture Shows
9. Barbara's Song
10. Talkin' Gas-So-Mean
11. Ain't Nobody Stopped Me Yet
12. Midnight
13. Hear The Wind
14. Fathers of Freedom
15. Sweet Virginia (Live)

Several of Ians songs have been played on WUMB radio in Boston, MA and also WJSN in Jackson, KY

Many of Ians newer songs can be heard at www.purevolume.com/iannoe

Set List

Ian plays all original music that he has written
1. Sign Of The Times
2. Good Morning Glory
3. Mama, I'm On My Way Home
4. Coal Miners Blues
5. Barbara's Song
6. Miners
7. Hard Times Blues
8. All Along My Way
9. Sad Old Picture Shows
10. Ain't Nobody Stopped Me Yet
11. Talkin' Gas-So-Mean
12. I Dreamt Of World War 3 (Finalist in Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest)
13. Oh, Babe, I'm Going Away
14. I Love Her Fine
15. Galveston
16. Of All The Broken Ships
17. Hello My Friend
18. Down Broken Road
19. Don't Let The Morning Bring Ya Down
20. Midnight
21. Sweet Virginia
22. Hear The Wind Blow