At the tender age of 24, Noah Gundersen is already a young veteran who recorded his first album on his dad's Tascam reel-to-reel at age 13. Born in the tiny town of Centralia, Gundersen has honed his craft through a series of albums, both solo (with his sister Abby) and with their band The Courage.
His latest album, Ledges, self-produced and recorded at Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard's studio in Seattle, represents the latest stop in a journey which began in a strictly conservative, religious childhood home, where he was forbidden to listen to any secular music. Instead, he grew up listening to Dylan's gospel albums, along with Christian artists such as Keith Green and Larry Norman.
While major labels have come courting, Gundersen is determined to maintain his independence as a musician and artist, and determined to maintain the kind of creative control that makes Ledges such an intimate work.