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"I Would Run"

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Noble Three: 'I Would Run'

Noble Three: 'I Would Run'

"I Would Run"

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The music of Noble Three is filled with longing. Hearts are broken, days are lonely, promises are broken. But the Nashville, Tenn. duo tempers their melancholy with an infectious dose of finger snaps and claps, bouncing rhythms and tinkling pianos. Their debut EP, Shipwrecked, is both breezy and haunted, with gently plucked guitars and incredibly rich harmonies.

Noble Three is Patrick Rickelton and Tres Crow. Rickelton provides the "soul" while Crow handles the "verve." Rickelton's wife, Erin offers additional vocals, including the harmonies on "I Would Run."

"I wrote 'I Would Run' nearly three years ago," says Patrick Rickelton. "I saw the movie Before Sunset and right after sat down with the guitar, started strumming, and somehow the feeling the film had left me with made its way into this very simple song. It's one of those songs, rare for me, that was done in half an hour. The song's not about the movie; I suppose it's about all those times I, or anyone, have longed for someone or something that clearly can't be had."

Rickelton and Crow formed Noble Three in the Summer of 2007, combing their shared love of '60s pop and mid-'90s rock. They're currently working on some simple home recordings, releasing new songs every other week on their Web site.

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