Photo by Ron Adelberg
New York City’s acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Noah Lehrman, recently kicked off his summer/fall festival tour with two mesmerizing London show dates. The launch saw the artist’s solo acoustic Both Sides of the Pond tour take flight in the U.K., where he made his London debut at The Bedford in Balham on Tuesday, July 25; he’s still set to perform across various East Coast festivals to grace the stage with his unique blend of rootsy, evocative love songs and catchy hooks.
The London performance also marked a triumphant return for Lehrman, as it was his first U.K. show since his appearance in Edinburgh in April 2019 and his first international tour since his electrifying presence in Hong Kong in November of the same year.
Highlights of the London show included soul-stirring renditions of “Come” > “Reason” during the first set and “Swinging” during the second set—inspired by his experiences during a Phish set break on May 23, 2000. The night concluded with a high-energy encore of “Comin’ Up” > “Smells Like Teen Spirit” > “Comin’ Up.”
After his successful London run, Lehrman crossed the Atlantic to return stateside for the much-anticipated Weekend At Bertha’s Festival from July 28-30 in Townsend, Del. Not only did Lehrman deliver a captivating solo acoustic set featuring a memorable medley of “Me & My Uncle” > “Paul Revere” > “Me & My Uncle,” but he also showcased percussive skills and engaging drum sit-ins with Divide Sky and One Eyed Jack. Furthermore, he showcased his talent on the main stage alongside Flowpoetry, between headline sets from Dose Hermanos, featuring Grateful Dead legends Tom Constanten and Bob Bralove, and Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) & Dogs In A Pile.
Continuing his musical journey, Lehrman has exciting events lined up in August and beyond. On Aug. 13, he will grace the iconic Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, N.Y., to perform at the Yasgur Road Reunion alongside Peak & Schwizz. In September, he’ll return to two of his favorite festivals, Froggy Daze 16 in Narrowsburg, N.Y., and West Virginia’s Pink Moon Music & Arts Festival 10, where he will perform with Empire Strikes Bass.
Beyond his tour dates, Lehrman is making waves in the literary world as well. He has authored a chapter on music and spiritual community in the upcoming book This Is Your Song Too: Phish & Contemporary Jewish Identity published by Penn State University Press and edited by Ariella Werden-Greenfield and Oren Keoll-Zeldin. The book is scheduled to release on Sept. 5, promising an insightful exploration of music and its connection to contemporary Jewish identity.
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Noah Lehrman’s Both Side of the Pond Tour ’23 Dates:
7/25, The Bedford, Balham, London, UK
7/30, Weekend At Bertha’s, Townsend, DE
8/13, Yasgur Road Reunion, Bethel, NY
8/26, QuaranPalooza Benefit for Bay Area Cancer Connections, Online, WWW
9/10, Froggy Daze Music Festival 16, Narrowsburg, NY
9/14, Pink Moon Music & Arts Festival 10, Rock Camp, WV
10/11, Notting Hill Arts Club, London, UK