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Canadian Folk Artist Noah Derksen Shares 'Maybe Next Year'
An American-citizen raised in the heart of the Canadian prairies, award-winning roots- Americana singer-songwriter Noah Derksen writes with the grounded-ness of harsh Manitoba winters mixed with the failed optimism of the American Dream. He currently lives in the West End neighbourhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
His new release, "Maybe Next Year," blends hope, joy, and sadness, charting a diluted sense of optimism that Derksen experienced while prolonging a period of heartache. Inspired by staying up too late, drinking too much, and calling his ex, this wistful yet lively song meditates on the hope that maybe it'll all magically work itself out. Derksen and Mackenzie Friesen's earnest vocals join with uptempo guitar and gentle rhythms.
In 2019 Noah released his third full-length album entitled America, Dreaming. Produced by JUNO-award winning producer Murray Pulver, 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 internally, reflecting 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?