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Sierra Noble

At only 23 years old, Sierra Noble has been a well-known name in Winnipeg for over 10 years now.  To some she is recognized first for her already 10-year long solo touring career as a fiddle player, and to others for her voice and songwriting, most notably for her very popular acoustic pop song, “Possibility” released in 2008. 

The two talents have always been one in her heart though, and it only takes going to a single live show to see it.  A mix of upbeat 200-year-old Canadian Metis fiddle tunes, her Shawn Colvin/Patty Griffin inspired folk-pop songs, and her infectious wide-open personality leaves audiences in awe and wanting more.

Noble was only 14 years old when she released her first full length album, “Spirit of The Strings”.  A collection of traditional Metis fiddle tunes she had learned since the age of 8 growing up around the vast community of elder Metis fiddlers in Manitoba and Canada at large. 

Preserving the Metis culture through its fiddle tunes and dance style has been a lifelong passion of Sierra’s, and she often shares that one of her main reasons behind her desire for international success is so that she can share the unique culture of the Metis with everyone who comes to enjoy her music.

Sierra Noble’s second release was in 2008 with an EP entitled “Possibilities” on MapleMusic Recordings.  It was another success with its single “Possibility” becoming popular on radio in Canada.

The song’s video reached #1 on MuchMoreMusic  and Top 10 on CMT Canada.

“Possibility” would also go on to be responsible for Sierra receiving invitations to be the opening act for Paul McCartney in Halifax (2009) and Bon Jovi in Winnipeg (2010).

 In the past few years Sierra has spent much of her time in New York City, Los Angeles and Nashville building an audience in the US, playing at some of the hottest venues, as well as honing her craft as a songwriter and musician more than ever.

In New York she has worked with Grammy Award Winning Producer, Russ Titelman (Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Ricki Lee Jones, Randy Newman) who helped her get signed to the acclaimed Decca Records.   Unfortunately just before an album was recorded on Decca, change in administration caused the label to transition into being a core-classical label and led to letting go of all artists not fitting that musical criterion.

Sierra Noble is now back in Winnipeg, ready to record with acclaimed musician and producer, Murray Pulver, and hit the road running with the new release in Summer 2014!

HUMANITARIAN WORK

For over 10 years now Sierra Noble has performed a dozens of charity and benefit concerts each year, donating her time to helping raise awareness and millions of dollars over the years for a large variety of different causes and organizations. 

 It all began in 2000, when at the age of 10, young Sierra Noble learned about the horrifying realities, and existence for that matter, of Landmines.  It was during a visit to an informational display tent erected on Broadway in Winnipeg during the historic War Child Conference that her heart and mind were changed forever.  Sierra read facts like “it only takes the weight of a three year old child to set off a landmine”, and it broke her heart.  She wanted to do something, but felt helpless as a 10 year old, until she met the Red Cross Youth Mine Action Ambassador, who asked her “so, what are you going to do about it?”  “What can I do? I’m only 10” Sierra replied; well the answer ended up being…a whole lot!

Later that same year, Sierra began doing school presentations all around Winnipeg to classrooms of grade 1 all the way through to university about the affects of landmines and war on people around the world, spreading hope for change, and inspiration to be the one who can make that change happen.  For as her message says “it doesn’t matter how old or young you are, one person CAN make a difference.”

But she didn’t only talk the talk, she walked the walk, volunteering with war affected children and families new to Winnipeg, and starting the acclaimed “Sierra’s Winter Clothing & Toy Drive” providing much needed winter clothing to hundreds of refugee families in the city of Winnipeg for years.

Sierra, a regular on the busking scene at The Forks Market when she was young, would donate all of her money made playing her fiddle to two (2) children she sponsors, one in India and one in Rwanda, proving that you truly can use your gifts and passions to change the world!

In 2003, Sierra organized an all-day concert with over 20 Winnipeg musicians and bands called “Sierra’s Hope Concert” to raise awareness about landmines, and donations for survivors. 

At 14 years old she was given the title of Manitoba Campaign To Ban Landmines Youth Ambassador and that same year represented Canada at the Ban Landmines International Childrens Conference in Japan.

With all of her global minded volunteer and humanitarian work, Sierra was never blind to the issues and people in need right here at home though.  For 10 years now she has been traveling to First Nations reserves spreading messages of inspiration, hope, and following your dreams to the youth in the isolated communities by sharing her own life story, including her experience with bullying in schools, as well as sexual abuse. 

Having been so deeply immersed in the culture of the Metis herself, she also spreads her belief in the importance of learning about heritage and connection to culture and tradition.

Sierra also taught free fiddle classes to inner-city youth in Winnipeg’s North End at two different after school programs in effort to keep kids off the street, out of gang life, and to share with them the gift of music in their lives.

Sierra regularly visits schools all around Winnipeg and Manitoba, speaking about her life, career, her struggles and triumphs, and doesn’t shy away from sharing her own experience with bullying, in hopes that “breaking the silence” will help empower other victims of all kinds of abuse to speak out, and hopefully stop the cycle.

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