Feb. 15, 2010
The SAC Spotlight and Concert committees will present singer-songwriter Keri Noble Thursday, Feb. 25, at 9:30 p.m in Marty’s on the lower level of Dahl Centennial Union.
Tickets are $9 and are available at the Luther College Box Office (563) 387-1357, open Monday-Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; extended hours Thursdays: open until 7 p.m. Tickets are also available online at http://boxoffice.luther.edu/buytickets/.
Noble, a soulful alto singer-songwriter, has won an huge following of fans around the world with her memorable tunes and powerful lyrical perspective. Her 2004 debut album “Fearless” produced comparisons to Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole and former October Project singer Mary Fahl, but Noble’s style is more vulnerable, pensive and even dark, both lyrically and melodically.
Noble’s subsequent CD releases, “Keri Noble” (2009), “Winter Comes Again” (2008), “Leave Me in The Dark” (2008), “Talk to Me” (2005) and “About Me” (2004), broadened her style of song writing as she dared to expand her simple visceral images of being confused, trapped and out of place into more complex stories.
Raised in Detroit, Noble is the daughter of a Protestant minister and grew up listening to mostly Christian music. Although a majority of Latinos are Catholic, Noble's father, a native of Peru, was pastor of a Spanish-speaking Baptist church and her mother taught Spanish at a Protestant high school.
Despite her upbringing, she pursued a career in secular music, heavily influenced by her fascination with the music of Joni Mitchell. After hearing Mitchell’s classic 1971 album “Blue,” Noble got into songwriting and became serious about pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter.
Noble performed her own songs at coffeehouses in Detroit, usually accompanying herself on electric keyboard.
She eventually moved to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and in 2003, signed with Manhattan/EMI Records.
Noble continues to perform across the country and is a favorite on college campuses.