As a multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many different genres, I can insure that whatever I'm contributing to your project will be musical, tasteful, and sourced from a variety of creative perspectives. I have extensive experience in notated, improvised, composed, and experimental music!
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas, as the son of a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and visual artist. I began studying voice, guitar, and drums at the age of 7. In high school I performed and recorded with many projects as a bassist, keyboardist, vocalist, drummer, and guitarist; recording an album with Grammy-award winning producer Michael Morales.
In 2016, I moved to Nashville to study classical percussion and jazz under artists like Grammy-award winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin, of the Dave Matthew's Band, Ji Hye Jung world renowned classical percussionist, composer/arranger Ryan Middagh, and Nashville session drummers like Derek Phillips (Charlie Hunter, Gloria Gaynor), Jim White, and Marc Widenhofer. During my time in Nashville, I have performed with Victor and Roy Wooten, Melanie Faye, Danny Gottlieb (Pat Metheny Group) and opened for acts such as 21 Savage, Cautious Clay, and Arlie.
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Interview with Noah Luna
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Always analog when I can! just somethin about it... I like the romance
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is and has always been music. From as early as I can remember I was helping my dad run sessions in his home studio. I started helping him run sound and performing for various groups when I was around 10. I recently received a degree in Percussion from the Blair School of Music, in Nashville, TN.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: In the past four years, while I was studying jazz at Vanderbilt University, I primarily worked with rapper and producer, Lackhoney, as a writer collaborator and member of his R&B/jazz influenced live band. I come from a strong garage rock, and indie/alt background and continue to work in those realms as well as others.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My instrumental dexterity. I am well verse in drums, guitar, piano, bass, and voice, and will be thinking not as an individual instrumentalist, but as a function within the whole of the song. I have over a decade of live and recorded performance experiences, and have contributed from just about every angle.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lately, I've been enamored by one stop shop kind of artists like Stevie Wonder, Prince, Mild High Club, Still Woozy, etc. --artists that have the Whole Vision from the beginning and invest themselves in every step of process
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my recorded work has been on the drums. I have experience in both providing the foundational rhythm track to be written over, and recording over fully written and produced songs. My non drum work has included writing or over dubbing piano/key parts, bass parts, vocal harmonies.