Raised in the musical heartland of Texas, Noah Vonne forged an original sound that blends elements of rock, soul, blues, and pop. From an early age, the New Braunfels native drew upon the likes of Janis Joplin, Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Alicia Keys, Joss Stone, Joan Jett and Ella Fitzgerald — each of these powerful women can be heard within the expressive ripples of Vonne’s vocal delivery.
“My influences range quite a bit,” she admits, “but I’ve always been drawn to
female powerhouses. They carry so much kindness alongside their incredible
In 2018, Vonne embarked on a journey across the world as lead singer of a group that performed three shows daily on Celebrity Cruise Line's newest ship, The Edge. After returning to the United States in 2019, she hit the ground running as direct support for Shawn James on the national The Dark & The Light Tour. Soon after, Vonne followed up with the release of two inventive singles, “LOVE MOVE” and “RnR”, each released ahead of the Love Move EP in June 2020.
In October 2020, Vonne premiered the official music video for her critically acclaimed single “SUNSET INN”. With the help of veteran producer Jimmy Messer, Noah is preparing for the debut of her first full length LP, written and produced in her new home of Southern California.
Please share a story that includes a happy memory as an artist and has hugely impacted your artistry.
The first band I was ever in was an indie folk band called "The Freeway Couches". We were all broke highschool kids and would have fun clanking around on different types of instruments. We would post up on the side of the street in Gruene, TX and play the same 3 songs in a row to get enough money to go to the movies that night. Even if it was freezing, we had a blast just making music for the simplicity of it and it was my first introduction into seeing how strangers passing by would react to the music I enjoyed.
How do you choose to lead a Happy Healthy life as an artist?
It's easy to lose yourself in the stress and anxiety of all the things you have to do as a solo artist. I work very hard to constantly find a release of therapy in either journaling, songwriting, or even just creative writing. The consolidation of an idea that I have gives me a whole lot of peace- even if it only ever lives on a piece of paper.
Who did you learn from to instill those values?
I had 5 older sisters and 2 parents who allowed us the freedom to all be very independent and different from each other. With that, came struggles of each others opinions- and learning to process my own emotions through writing was something my mother and sisters always helped me find beauty in.
Was it hard work to make sure that you focused on your well-being and not only your art?
It is a constant struggle. They intertwine frequently and if I'm being honest, it ebs and flows whether I am able to harness the ability to focus on both or not.
Was there a turning point in how you decided to put yourself first?
Again, I think it is more of an eb-and-flow mentality. I learn new things all the time that change my perspective on how I decide to put myself first and take care of myself. We are ever-changing as humans- and I think that's an important thing to remember so that we're able to put ourselves first in a lot of diverse and changing dynamics. Not only are we ever-changing- but so is the world around us.
How do you like to promote a healthy lifestyle?
I like to promote a healthy lifestyle by showing love and grace to everyone around me. I think that is a huge part of finding happiness- being able to freely share your own love instead of being too worried that you're not fitting into the "right way" of loving another human. The people who are meant to stick around- do, and all you can do is love the best you can. The peace I found after coming to that realization- has changed my life drastically. I used to be way too passionate that I had to make EVERYONE happy- and in the end that's just not a possible thing to happen.
In what ways are you connecting with fans to check in on each other?
I personally think the deepest connection I am able to make with fans is in person. When I play a show there is a connection between me and my fans/audience that is palpable. I can't make up the emotions and healing moments I have had from writing my songs- but in those times I always feel the lyrics come back alive and that for some reason the crowd and I are all together in this weird healing moment together, and all in the moment for different reasons. The energy I feel resonates deeply between the audience and I during a live show and I cannot compare that healing feeling to any other moment.
Who checks in on YOU when you need it most?
I am so, so lucky to have some absolutely incredible humans by my side. Quite a few beautiful friends are always there for me to call and gab about life when it all feels overwhelming. Also, a team that I have slowly built up over time. They are my rock. When I am feeling crazy because life is crazy, and my close friends aren't available to chat- I can call up my business partner, Steve, or even my booking agent, Russ and they show the heck up for me. But they know the vibe is always mutual- I would always show up for them too. I think that's why it's so easy to chat and trust each other when things become too real to deal with alone. They check up on me- and I check up on them.
Changing habits can be hard. Which was the habit that you had to change and how has it changed your life now?
My most challenging habit to change has probably been just being in the youngest-sibling mentality (I have 5 older sisters)- lol. I had to learn how to speak up for what I really feel passionate about instead of just waiting for someone to ask me how I feel about it, or tell me how it should be. I always knew what those things meant to me- but having to shift out of the "everyone is wiser and knows more than me" mindset has been difficult and has made me lose sight of my artist vision in the past. Finding my own power with learning to trust in my own intuition, and standing up in that, has been a long and hard journey- but I think one that has shown me so much more beauty than I would have ever expected.
Is there a song, book, movie, show, or anything that always gives you the motivation you need?
Any documentary or movie about artists gets me excited- because it always shows how different (and diversely difficult) the journey is. Besides that, I loved/love the movie "That Thing You Do" when I was younger/now hehe. I would watch that movie over and over and pretend I was in the same fictional situation with these managers, promoters, producers, and musicians. It gave me an exciting, yet realistic, crazy, changing ideology of what this industry feels like- and inspires me to remember it's all a lil crazy for everyone who enters into any art community. What is the mantra of 2022?!
The mantra of 2022 is squeeze the most out of life but remember not to sting anyone while you're squeezing the most out of life! Basically, live for you the most you can- but don't forget that every action has effects- don't be fearful of them- but remember they are also there. Give all the inside scoop on your latest project!
My latest project is insanely real for me- my freakin debut album!! I put my album, "We Weren't Sober" together based around the concept of realizing my own codependency in love and relationships. I was listening back to the songs I had written, from the prior year of a relationship that was slowly coming to end. We had fallen too codependent on each other and couldn't find a way to find happiness apart. Even with a lot of love and trying to learn a long-distance relationship- our internal struggles kept coming back incompatible. I think we were leaning on each other too hard to find happiness, instead of just trying to find it in ourselves, for ourselves. This album takes the listener through that relationship with the ups and downs of emotions until there is finally a realization that "we weren't sober" in our love and it wasn't for lack of love- but rather for lack of being able to separate our emotions from the other person. Individuality is key, and I think thats the biggest lesson I learned from creating this album.