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Noan Partly: Winner of 2021 NewSong LEAF Showcase

October 18th, 2021

Congratulations to Noan Partly

2021 NewSong LEAF Showcase Winner!

NewSong Music is thrilled to announce Noan Partly as winner of the 7th NewSong LEAF Performance Showcase!

Each of the four artists able to participate in these unprecedented times shared performances with the judges & audience at Eden Hall in breathtakingly close competition for the win:

Award Round Runner up:

Elisabeth Pixley-Fink – Portland, OR

Participating Finalists:

Samantha Cooper – Kalamazoo, MI

Aaron Burdett – Saluda, NC

A big thank-you to our judges, Mike Martinez and Alli Marshall as well — It couldn’t have been easy to make the call with each artist bringing such vulnerable and compelling performances to the stage. 


Singer songwriter Noan Partly delivered dexterous fingerstyle instrumentation coupled with lucid resonant vocal stylings all percolated between sultry focus and spritely soulful grooves, earning her first place in this year’s LEAF NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition and advancing her to the final showcase

” Every individual soul I encountered at the LEAF Fest from the festival attendees & volunteers to my fellow contestants and musicians was remarkably heartening and genuinely cool. I felt a part of the community the moment I arrived. I can’t wait for more reasons to continue engaging with all of LEAF’s and NewSong’s good works and projects. Thanks so so much for having me and for all you do!”

– Noan Partly, 2021 NewSong LEAF Winner


As our LEAF winner, Noan will advance to the final showcase presented by Citizen Vinyl in downtown Asheville on December 4,  alongside early bird finalist Jeremy Parsons and the remaining 6 finalists soon be announced!

Come hear Noan perform her original songs live on-stage alongside our seven other NewSong finalists, including Early Bird Finalist Jeremy Parsons, on Saturday, December 4 in the NewSong Music Competition’s 20th Annual Final Showcase hosted by Citizen Vinyl in downtown Asheville, NC.