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Noah Smith, Matthew Douglas Simpson, and Grady Burton at Fountain Square

On Friday, June 21 don't miss the heat at Indie Fridays Powered by CincyMusic on Fountain Square with Noah Smith, Matthew Douglas Simpson, and Grady Burton!

Noah Smith is a touring songwriter from Cincinnati, OH, whose sound resonates with both country and rock n roll fans alike. Mixed with whiskey blues, soulful roots, and a road dog spirit, his high energy full band live performances have landed him on national stages opening for artists such as Ashley McBryde, Chris Janson, Joe Diffie, The Steve Miller Band, and more. Noah splits his time between his home studio, Nashville, Tennessee, and the road. He has gained a following in the US and Europe as a featured artist on the Nashville Nights International Songwriter Festival in Odense, Denmark, where he will return for a third appearance in 2024. Noah is a staple in the Cincinnati songwriter community and has fostered relationships with over 300 songwriters and artists on his monthly songwriter showcase “Noah Smith’s Crooner Circus,” for over 5 years.

 Husband, storyteller, singer, songwriter, and worship minister at his home church in Cynthiana, KY, Matthew Douglas Simpson uses music and authentic stories from his rural beginnings to bring hope to every person sitting in a barstool or church pew throughout the U.S.

Having worked in both the secular and Christian sides of the music business, Matthew never truly felt at home on either side. It wasn’t until he began to blur those lines that he realized he’d found his true artistry. With the trials of life as his inspiration, Simpson’s songs are a canvas filled with love, affliction, and hope that dwells between the two. This journey has taken him from churches to prisons and to all the dive bars in between, searching for a few late-night conversations about love, life, and the bright darkness of faith.

Grady Burton is a singer, songwriter, and has one hell of a beard. Let him serenade you with his chill tunes.