Noble Dust to Release Sophomore Album A Picture for a Frame August 25th, First Two Singles Out Now

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Thursday, June 1, 2023

Praised by audiences for their ethereal vocal harmonies and intricate horn and string melodies, Noble Dust is a folk band at heart - painting lush backdrops for the stories they tell.

Their sophomore album, recorded and produced by Dan Cardinal (Darlingside, The Ballroom Thieves) at Dimension Sound Studios is inspired by World War II era letters between guitarist/vocalist Emily Cunningham’s grandfather, stationed in the South Pacific and her grandmother on the homefront in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

“I fell in love with their story and with the stories of ordinary people from that era who devote their lives to something greater than themselves,” says Cunningham.

Loosely based on these letters and on the anti-heroes throughout history connected to their story, the record is a love letter to the maintainers in a world that all too often idolizes builders.

The first two singles are out now. The full album will be released August 25th with an Album Release party 26th at Club Passim.

Stream - A Picture for a Frame Single

Stream - Last Dance at the Grove Single

Since the release of their debut album And The Tide Rises in 2018 funded by Club Passim’s Iguana Grant, Noble Dust has shared stages big and small across the country (a sold-out Club Passim, City Winery Boston MainStage, Folk Alliance, The Grey Eagle, The Royal Room) with Christopher Paul Stelling, Adam Ezra Group, and Session Americana.