Rounder Records has announced a March 2017 release for Universal Favorite, their first recording for Noam Pikelny.
Noam’s last project, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, brought him a handful of awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014. The album won him rave notices both in and outside of bluegrass for it’s strikingly accurate transcriptions of Baker’s fiddle playing.
Universal Favorite is a solo project in the truest sense of the word. Some of the tracks feature unaccompanied banjo, and on others, Noam plays other instruments. And in a first for the music industry, he also sings. This will be all Noam, all the time.
Here is an example of a solo track, a composition of his called Waveland.
An extensive solo tour is planned for next year starting in February. Full details can be found on his web site.