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ABOUT

Noble Hobo brings the perfect blend of sweet and savory dark-folk and blues. Fronted by songwriter and musician, Skyler Jenkins, this “one-man” band is occasionally accompanied by a rotating collective of traveling musicians. Refreshingly honest and introspective, his sound never falls short of a gripping experience.  

 

The concept was formed through writing songs while hitchhiking and hopping trains from Detroit, Michigan to Olympia, Washington. Upon arrival, Jenkins slept on the street and worked his way up to his new life as Noble Hobo.

 

Now living back in Detroit, his music still carries the same thrilling turbulance of adventure and is quickly rising to be a well-known name in dark-folk music.

MUSIC

Rooted in traditional folk, blues, and old-time music, Noble Hobo’s sound is familiar, yet distinctly unique; the feeling is reminiscent of influences like Shakey Graves, Tyler Childers, and Lost Dog Street band.  

 

The music is led by catchy banjo and guitar melodies, but it is driven by a hard-hitting rhythm section consisting of suitcase-bassdrum and tambourine.

 

Noble Hobo tunes have been inspired by years of rambling, train-hopping, hitchhiking and wandering around the US telling stories of love and loss; grief and acceptance; hopelessness, sorrow, and success.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

Noble Hobo made a top three spot as a finalist in the Gems in the Rough 2022 songwriting competition. Hosted by the well known folk music consortium, GemsOnVHS. This year’s contest accepted submissions from over 700 original artists. GemsOnVHS is a quickly-growing, DIY collection of Americana music that emphasizes acoustic songwriting.

Noble hobo has also been a consistenly featured artist in the curated experiences of SoFar Sounds Detroit. SoFar is a concert series that brings artists from all genres to intimate venue spaces. The location of the venue is a mystery until the day of the show, and the artists remain anonymous until they take the stage.

Whether you are a long-time fan or it is your first time seeing Noble Hobo perform, the music never fails to shake an audience to their core.

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Semi-Finals Submission

Finals Submission

Festivals

Sage Valley Gathering, IN
Blissfest, MI
Farmfest, MI
CROW-nival, MI
Mana Fest, MA
Collect the Collective, TN

Venues

States

Radio Bean - Burlington, VT
Reggies - Chicago, IL
Cadieux Cafe - Detroit, MI
Rockwood Music Hall - NYC
Snake Charmer Tattoo - Johnson City, TN
The Monarch - Louisville, KY
Le Shoppe, Montrèal, QC
Saturn Bar - New Orleans, LA

 

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IN
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LA
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MI
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VT

INTERVIEWS

Noble Hobo was recently asked to be featured on the Top Hill Recording Podcast, as well as perform on their segment One Shot, One Mic, One Song.

Listen to his live performances and catch the full, deeply personal interview here:

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For booking inquiries:

Reach out to noblehobomusic@gmail.com

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