Originally from Australia, Blake Noble returns to Downtown Summer Nights with his band (Joel Hoyer, Chris Lucier) and his unique blend of Roots/Rock with glimpses of folk and blues. A multi Instrumentalist, Blake combines his 'Percussive Fingerstyle' guitar chops (think Andy Mckee meets John Butler), with the deep drone of the Australian Didgeridoo. A frequent performer in Yakima both solo and as part of his other project "Rust On the Rails', Blake has continuously wowed crowds at Chinook Fest, Roots & Vines, Gentleman of the Road Tour Walla Walla, Summer Meltdown, toured many countries around the world, and has shared the stage with The John Butler Trio, Mike Love, Jon Gomm, Lee Oskar, and many more.
“The term ‘percussive guitar’ isn’t really strong enough for what Blake Noble does. ... But since ‘attack guitar’ isn’t really a recognized genre and you’ve got to call it something, ‘percussive guitar’ will have to do. But this is not a guy doing a bit of strumming while keeping rhythm by hitting the guitar with his thumb. This is a guy playing his guitar like a drum-kit, and it sounds fantastic.”
— Pat Muir, On Magazine
"...he weaves funk , blues and rock into songs, devouring influences for fuel. Blake plays the whole damn guitar too, bending notes until you're sure a string will pop, tapping, hammering on, and bending the fretboard until you're sure the neck will crack, and relentlessly drumming on the body of his guitar. Blake's music has that good kind of unrefined, though, there is a subsistence—it surrounds you with sounds and knocks you down."
- Sean Jewell, The Stranger
The Talbott Brothers
The Talbott Brothers are a Portland based duo composed of brothers Nick and Tyler Talbott. Born and raised in Imperial, a small town in Southwestern Nebraska, they began writing and performing together in the summer of 2012 before relocating to Portland, OR. Forming an alternative blend of folk, rock and blues, The Talbott Brothers creatively combine blood harmonies with storytelling and infectious melodies.
In their latest full-length album, Gray, The Talbott Brothers illustrate the tension between conflicting relationships and the various trials of the human condition. Ear To The Ground Music describes it as, “Equal parts optimistic and captivating, inspiring and hopeful.” Following the album’s release, The Talbott Brothers made their debut at KINK FM’s Skype Live Studio, embarked on a national headlining tour and shared the stage with artists such as Johnnyswim, ZZ Ward and Dead Horses.
In addition to having their music featured in national campaigns such as the Buckle and Tennessee Tourism, The Talbott Brothers are endorsed by Elixir Strings and have joined forces with Sennheiser for product showcase videos and annual performances at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. After playing more than 500 shows and independently releasing 3 albums, The Talbott Brothers’ deep-rooted passion and growing fanbase continue to drive them full steam ahead.