18-year-old Southern rocker’s eponymous debut out today
The future of Southern rock is alive and well in the talent of 18-year-old Noah Riley Teal.
While some folks in his peer group are speed watching TikTok videos or neck deep in the latest season of Fortnite, Teal writes songs with the soul of a man thrice his age. And his eponymous debut, produced by ace Zac Brown Band multi-instrumentalist Coy Bowles, is a worn-in collection of tunes that feel caught in between the country and classic rock stations on that old school FM dial, showcasing both his songwriting skills and ace guitar playing.
“The goal of this album is learning how to connect as a writer and this is the first step into finding myself as an artist not just a guitar player, and I can’t wait to see where else this journey leads me,” he explains of Noah Riley Teal, which was released today.
Rock & Roll Globe is honored to share standout track “Georgia Eyes” today on the site. Punctuated by his soaring guitar playing, Teal evokes the spirits of Jeff Healey and Gregg Allman in his soulful singing. There are some big Southern Harmony and Musical Companion vibes going on here as well.
“They say ‘last but not least,’ and ‘Georgia Eyes’ is a great example of that,” he professes. “It was the final song we wrote for the album and it was the first love song, but also doubles as a love letter to the place I call home. Out of all the songs, I feel this song really is the perfect mashup of my writing, singing, and guitar playing.”
Listen to the song below and then head over to your favorite streaming platform and check out the whole shebang. This kid has soul.
AUDIO: Noah Riley Teal “Georgia Eyes”
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