Steve Noonan, a former recording engineer for Prince, is a blend of influences: 70’s artists like Neil Young and Warren Zevon; and 80’s post modern bands like The Cure and Echo &The Bunnymen. The end results are clear vocals entwined in pleasingly connected sections, all surrounded by his 12-string guitar’s lush open chords.
His 2009 self-titled EP release established a sound in Minneapolis that is his own. The 2012 release of his second EP, A Mile Long, represented a new level to Noonan’s music. Enlisting Dustin Burnett—a Nashville area producer—the record further highlighted Steve Noonan’s lyrical ability, and explored the emotion that a bigger, fuller rock arrangement can evoke from his well-crafted songs. His third record, I Could Be Anywhere, also recorded in Nashville with Dustin Burnett on the project, showcases Noonan’s evolving artistry within a harder edge.