ABOUT THE STONE MOUNTAIN ART CENTER OWNERS
|Carol Noonan and Jeff Flagg...Have been married for over a decade and decided their lives were getting too “normal”. Flagg, a commercial fishing net builder and Noonan, a national recording artist and singer songwriter, have teamed up to bring arts to the country in a very special way. Carol’s own performing experience makes her uniquely qualified to take on this task, but only with the help of Jeff who is as hard a working Maine boy as you’re going to find this side of the White Mountains! He is a huge music fan and a passion for the grand timber frame that houses the Stone Mountain Arts Center. Noonan has toured nationally, done three albums for the Rounder Record label, and in recent years has started her own label on her rural property in Maine. She is an NPR darling, and has been reviewed on Weekend Edition as well as been a featured essayist, one essay of which will be included on the 2006 annual NPR Driveway Moment cd.|
|Here is what critics have said about Noonan’s own work over the years:|
|.........Carol Noonan respects
all the right traditions of English and Irish folk music with her soulful
quaver, reminiscent of Sandy Denny..........her beautiful voice offers
the consolation music is supposed to provide.
......Brilliant modern folk singer, Dave Marsh (Bruce Springsteen biographer)
........"Carol Noonan's voice is scintillating... it illuminates
songs and words from a bygone era that are, unfortunately, as timely
today as ever."
........"It is a testament to Carol's writing ability that the originals
on 'Somebody's Darling' mesh seamlessly with the traditionals. This
is songwriting for the long haul. These songs are sad, yes. But delivered
in Carol's voice, they stir and inspire the soul."
........Carol Noonan seems to exist beyond
time......Noonan has forged a distinctive dreamy style, that is
as breathtaking as her
rich alto voice. She sounds at times like a 90's Sandy Denny, soaring
into the heavens even as she hits you in the heart.......(Steve Morse
........Singer songwriter Carol Noonan's voice has been described
as "timeless." And indeed, you can almost imagine that
voice singing songs on the American prairie, 150 years ago -- new
music, with an old sound.......
Carol Noonan's music is available at www.carolnoonanmusic.com
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