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Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1Lq2Shg 500 Miles to Memphis "Incredibly dark, sinister and unbelievably brilliant..." - Dayton City Paper "An exercise in American Eclectic: gritty, dirty and damn good." - Independent Weekly "Harnessing the bucking bronco of country punk and holding on for dear life." - Knoxville Metro Pulse "Bridging the spirit of sweaty punk and old-school country, 500 Miles To Memphis is irresistible." - CiN Weekly Eastside Vibe, our latest article - http://www.eastsidevibe.com/500MilesSeptember.html Winner of the 2005 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for best Roots/Americana/Folk Nominated for the 2006 CEA for best Rock Winner of the 2007 CEA for best Live Act Winner of the 2007 CEA for best Rock Nominated for the 2007 CEA for Album of The Year Nominated for the 2007 CEA for Artist of the Year Winner or the 2008 CEA for best Rock Nominated for the 2010 CEA for Album of the Year Winner of the 2011 CEA for Best Live Act Winner of the 2012 CEA for Best Live Act Winner of the 2013 CEA for Best Live Act Nominated for the 2015 CEA for Album of the Year You never know when you might hear the music of 500 Miles to Memphis. Maybe in a honky tonk in Tennessee. Maybe at a Rock show in North Carolina. Maybe at a Punk festival in their hometown of Cincinnati. Maybe in an acoustic format at the corner bar or coffeeshop. Or maybe on MTV’s Nitro Circus, soundtracking some extreme sport stunts. The band is comfortable in almost any setting, largely because their music — a mix of scrappy Country and scorching Rock & Roll — has a magnetic, wide appeal. The Hot Topic kids get juiced on the band’s adrenalized live shows, while fans of Classic Country can appreciate 500 Miles’ true, heartfelt take on vintage C&W. With Sunshine in a Shotglass, the group’s debut full-length, 500 Miles to Memphis introduced itself as a world-class Rock band with songs that are alternately shit-kicking and heartbreaking. From the fiddle-driven, broken-glass-inducing “All My Friends are Crazy” to the closing trilogy of “Let It Rain”/”Sunshine in a Shotglass”/”The Regret,” singer/songwriter Ryan Malott and his tight, rousing band concocted a true, complete album, full of plenty of soul and depth, but also lots of instantly memorable Pop hooks. Don’t believe me? Then just listen to Sunshine once or, better yet, get out to a show. 500 Miles to Memphis is one of the most promising young bands in North America right now. - Mike Breen, City Beat Noah Smith From the still waters of Brown County, Ohio comes a man who walks on the shoulders of giants. Noah Smith is a true American Songwriter. At the age of twelve Noah picked up his friends hand-me-down 1970s telecaster and began to find his path. Like the endless trails of woods he pondered through as a child, Noah soon fell in love with the sounds of an acoustic guitar. This led to a thirst for adventure and a desire to explore the possibilities of music. At a young age, he joined a rock and roll band and started putting his words to work. Ever since...Noah's musical career has become a labor of love. With an ambitious attack at writing songs, everyday simple prose and melody immediately found their way into the form of song. After high school, Noah finished college at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. While tuning his ear as a musician and a creative artist he begain building life experiences. His songwriting began to flourish. Heart Ache, God's Blessing, and the Devils conviction all have found their way into his life and his songs. With several music adventures and releases under his belt both successful and not...he decided to step out on his own and start his solo career. At times when he was compared to Bruce Springsteen Noah found a home on dark lit stages and smoke filled bars, all perfectly graced with the motion of taping cigarettes and boot heels to the beat. Lyrically Noah creates a simple home for his listeners to briefly escape to. Musically his energy and prescence on stage impacts rooms large and small. From the banks of the Ohio river, to the hills of Tennessee Noah has been reaching his new audience with a stride in his step along a very blessed road. Touring regionally with several bands along the years, Noah has found himself a home away from home in music city. In recent months he has been writing monthly out of Nashville, TN. His current record was tracked at the House of Blues (Nashville) vibrating through the same walls as such artist as Alan Jackson, Gary Allan, and Eric Church. His music is a capsule of childhood faith, ambition, a little bit of love, God's good word, and the uphill climb to living an American boys dream. With respect for the days of past and intuition for the great days to come Noah writes in his song Up Hill Both Ways... "I do my best to give a damn...I still say yes sir yes mam...so lets talk about them glory days...We're the next generation of walking up hill...both ways" Noah is currently finishing his debut EP.Tickets Save
Bio: Lead by playfully angry and charismatic front man, Ryan Malott, 500 Miles To Memphis has received international praise for their ability to satisfy the musical hunger of fans in both country and alternative/punk genres. Right out of the gate, fans will hear dramatic differences from the previous ...See Full Bio