Noah Kite is a Portland, Oregon based songwriter shaping pop jazz and classical influences to accent folk's lyrical poignancy. This chambered folk-rock finds its roots in a childhood exposure to Ravel, Sade, Van Morrison, Enya, and Steely Dan, to name a few. Over the last few years myriad experiences teaching, traveling, and touring abroad have all given fuel to a tension of melody and metaphor that is best distilled in the recent release he spent May touring Europe to support. While these dynamically orchestrated dramas find an expansively symphonic home on the eponymous record, in live settings arrangements are sparse; Kite’s guitar and voice accompanied by the haunting oboe of Laura Gershman are laced with choice moments of stacked and looped ambient textures from horn and axe alike.


"There may be no better introduction [to Noah Kite] than "Lucifern," where steady handclaps and strummed guitar strings lull you into complacency before the whole beautifully orchestrated concoction explodes in a supernova..."

- Chris Young, VORTEX MAGAZINE 02/09/17

"With every emotive note and poignant lyric, you are taken along on his journey through continents and emotions."

- Morena Duwe, THE HUFFINGTON POST 11/09/16

"From the first measures of his eponymous album he draws in the listener with masterful orchestration..."

- Jonathan Wilson, NORTHWEST MUSIC NEWS 02/07/17

"Kite’s folksy pop aesthetic feels almost classically composed, with intricate harmonies, complex orchestrations and layered rhythms. His voice is an absolute powerhouse, with a raspy tinge that lends his songs intense personality ... He’s one-of-a-kind."

- Marissa Abruzzini, TOURWORTHY 02/14/17