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3×3: Noah Wall on Staying Healthy, Feeling Heavenly, and Laundering Monthly

Aug 2, 2016

3x3: Noah Wall on Staying Healthy, Feeling Heavenly, and Laundering Monthly

Artist: Noah Wall (of the Barefoot Movement)
Hometown: Oxford, NC
Latest Album: Down Home Blues (solo), Live in L.A. (The Barefoot Movement)
Personal Nicknames: I don't have any nicknames, but I have four nieces and nephews, and hearing them call me "Aunt Noah" is pretty awesome.


Playing @the_ark_ann_arbor tonight at 7:30! Still reeling from a fabulous time at the #indianafiddlersgathering

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What song do you wish you had written?
Someone asked me this recently, and I had a hard time giving them an answer. There are so many songs that I love with all my heart, but I don't wish I had written them, necessarily. I just feel so happy that they were written for me to enjoy. But I do wish I could write a song as good as "I Hear Them All" by Dave Rawlings or Old Crow Medicine Show. I love the simplicity of the music and depth of the words.

If money were no object, where would you live and what would you do?
I'd pretty much do the same things I'm doing now; I'd just do them a little better! All I want to do is write music and play shows. If I had plenty of money, I might plan my tour schedule a little differently. Right now, it's a pretty constant thing and it can be hard to stay grounded (and healthy!) when you are always traveling. People say do it while you're young, but the harder you go, the faster you age, so I feel like it evens out. Also, I used to do a lot of theater and I absolutely loved it. One day, I'd like to have the freedom to do that again somehow.

If the After-Life exists, what song will be playing when you arrive?
Whenever I hear the harmonies at the end of Simon and Garfunkel's "The Only Living Boy in New York," it makes me feel pretty heavenly.


Not a bad place for preproduction. #studioherewecome #dayone

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How often do you do laundry?
Ha ha! Probably when I get home from every tour — so maybe once a month, for like two days straight.

What was the last movie that you really loved?
ROOM! With Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. I have not been so enthralled with a movie in years. I watched it three times in a week. Also, I just watched Schindler's List again on an airplane, and I cried the whole time. I've been good and depressed ever since. But I think that can be a good thing.

What's your favorite TV show?
I'm definitely a movie and TV person (and music, of course) so as with any of those, it's hard to pick just one. A few of my all-time favorites are Mad Men, Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, Felicity, That 70s Show, Friends, 30 Rock, thirtysomething, and, like everyone else, I'm completely obsessed with Game of Thrones.


#bandontherun Taking in the Utah air at 7 pm tonight @ogdennaturecenter

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Morning person or night owl?
I saw a sunrise once … so, yeah. Night owl, through and through.

Who is your favorite Sanders — Bernie or Colonel?
I'm not too politically opinionated, but I do love chicken.

Coffee or tea?
Herbal tea. I have Throat Coat before every show. When I need something sweet and delicious, Oprah's Herbal Chai blend with cream and sugar is the best.

Photo credit: Catherine Truman

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