Ian Noe Reflects On Growing Up In Rural Kentucky : World Cafe Ian Noe has an incredible way with words, but on his debut album, they are not the most uplifting or pleasant.
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Ian Noe On World Cafe

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Ian Noe Reflects On Growing Up In Rural Kentucky

Ian Noe Reflects On Growing Up In Rural Kentucky

Ian Noe On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Between the Country"
  • "That Kind Of Life"
  • "Lonesome As It Gets"

Ian Noe has an incredible way with words. On his debut album, they are not the most uplifting or pleasant. They're a reflection of what he's seen growing up and living in rural Kentucky. The state has had a streak of songwriters that have exploded on the scene telling tales of their modern America — from Chris Stapleton to Sturgill Simpson — but Noe feels especially raw and visceral, something that acclaimed producer Dave Cobb made sure to keep in the recordings at RCA Studio A.

We'll talk about Noe's debut album, Between the Country, but first, we start with a performance of the album's title track. Hear it all in the player.

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