Noe….the more I read about him, the more….
Noé Socha is a guitar and harmonica player from the small town of Carpi, Italy. Influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, and Blues musicians Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Noé has created his own signature sound. He pairs a fiery guitar technique with virtuoso harmonica playing, channeling the sounds of the Mississippi Delta with a hint of Hendrix-esque flavor.
A graduate from Berklee College of Music on scholarship, he received many awards including the ”Jimi Hendrix Award” for the college’s leading guitarist and the “Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship” presented to the college’s top student. Noé was also mentioned in Rolling Stone about his standout performance at the Berklee Commencement Concert honoring Willie Nelson’s career.
After graduating, he earned the opportunity to perform his original music at the three most prestigious Jazz spots in Boston- Regattabar, Ryles Jazz Club, and Scullers.
In 2015, he played many Blues Festivals on the East coast, and had the honor to share the stage with Tower of Power at the beloved Lowell Summer Music Series. He was featured at the Commonwealth Awards at the Massachusetts State House, and at the 25th ADA anniversary on the Boston Common. A few months later he reached the semifinals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN with The Vanessa Collier Band.
Noé has had the great honor of performing and recording with Nona Hendrix (Labelle), Vernon Reid (Living Color), and multi-Grammy winner Javier Limón, and has also toured extensively with Grammy award-winning artist Paula Cole.
Now living in New York City, Noé has been able to further his musical career by gaining regular performances at some of the city’s primary music clubs, including The Bitter End in Manhattan and Bar Lunatico in Brooklyn. He has also become recognized and recommended by some of the city’s most talented and regarded performers.
Noé’s passion and drive is evident through his music. Whether it’s in front of thousands of people or in an intimate setting, the audience always leaves feeling the story he tells through his instruments.