Marymoor Amphitheater | Redmond, Washington
Come grab some tickets and mark your calendars for the Tuesday, August 15th, 2023 performance of "Stick Season" by Noah Kahan at the Marymoor Amphitheater and witness the changing of the seasons. Although "Stick Season" sounds strange, the fact that it is an entirely different direction for Noah, makes perfect sense. Because his brand-new album has just debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 14, and he is experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity. With appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Kelly Clarkson Show, not to mention venues all throughout the country that are selling out fast!
Noah Kahan, a folk-infused pop singer-songwriter, released his first single, "Young Blood," in January 2017, as well as four other tracks during the year. Kahan made his television debut with the song "Hurt Somebody" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2018. Kahan launched his debut EP of the same name in January 2018, which included an updated version of the titular song with fellow Republic Records vocalist Julia Michaels, and has amassed 114.5 million on-demand official U.S. streams to date.
Kahan has become one of the most identifiable forces in acoustic indie-pop over the last five years, thanks to his alpine voice and sucker-punch-to-the-heart lyrical approach. Stick Season, on the other hand, is by and large the most honest he's ever been on a project, which may surprise people familiar with his first two albums, Busyhead in 2019, and I Was / I Am in 2021.
Kahan's latest album finds him doing two things he previously thought were too risky: singing songs steeped in information he previously avoided, and diving headfirst into folk music, something he had previously only dabbled with. Despite being a fan of the genre, he has never dared to embrace it for fear of losing listeners of his more well-known songs, such as "Hurt Somebody."