10/22/10 – DIY 360 Late Fall Quarter started off by welcoming up and coming artist, Noah Hoehn, to Robinson Hall Friday. Hoehn studied music in college, where he mastered the harmonica, leading him to win the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians. Noah had success in a few different bands at the beginning of his musical career, but eventually decided that going solo and making the kind of music that inspired him is where he wanted to his career to be. Using his background in music, Noah became a one man band, teaching himself with manuals the art of looping live sound and mixing it with his performance on the marimbas, harmonica, and other various instruments. It’s startling to hear that Noah has only been performing live for less than a month; he has a big career waiting for him.
Noah Hoehn is known regionally for his versatile and distinctive harmonica playing. He is a two-time recipient of the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians. In 2007, Hoehn played harmonica in the Minnesota Opera’s world premier production of “The Grapes of Wrath” at the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul, MN. Recently, he appeared with the regional super-group, the “Radio Specialists,” at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux Falls. He is best known for his work with the popular Twin Cities trio, Bojono. Noah’s solo performances include appearances on Minnesota Public Radio and National Public Radio. He recently released a CD featuring solo harmonica.