With nearly half a million Facebook fans and over 66 million YouTube views, it’s easy to see why Noah Guthrie, a rising blues singer-songwriter has become one of the most talked about viral sensations in years. Growing up in the suburban community of Greer, South Carolina, Noah credits his father, a studio singer and musician, with encouraging him to pursue music at a young age.
When Noah received his first guitar at age fourteen, his musical gift became apparent to friends and family when he would perform small concerts for them. Noah has become a polished multi-talented instrumentalist, perfecting his craft on guitar, bass and trumpet.
His rise to stardom began in May 2012 when Noah posted a stripped-down blues cover of the popular Billboard #1 single “Sexy and I Know It” by hip-hop group LMFAO. The video reached worldwide audiences and accumulated over eight million views in just under a week. Its views continue to climb daily, reaching over 24 million views to date. As a result of the explosive popularity, Noah was invited to appear on NBC’s Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Dancing with the Stars. His arrangement of the song has also been performed on The Voice and The X-Factor.
Noah has the stage presence of a seasoned veteran, sharing the stage with high profile artist like Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez, Neon Trees, Ben Rector, Cobra Starship, Matisyahu, and Matt Nathanson. He has toured across the continental United States and even has a strong touring base in Germany and the Netherlands after his cover of “Sexy and I Know It’ was spun on European radio.
After his national media exposure, Noah was invited to join the cast of the hit TV show Glee during the sixth and final season. He portrayed Roderick Meeks, a recurring character, who joins the New Directions glee club at William McKinley High School. It’s an experience Noah recounts as “an amazing opportunity.”
Noah released his debut album, Among The Wildest Things, in 2014. He has recently finished his second project and is releasing the first single, “Pardon Me,” from the six track EP this Spring with the Full EP releasing early Summer. Noah Guthrie continues to focus on touring, songwriting, collaborating and posting more popular covers on YouTube based on fan requests.
The South Carolina native never forgets his roots, though. “In the end I’m just a small-town kid who is out there trying to pursue his dreams,” Noah said. “It feels good whenever I get to come home and perform for the town that really made me who I am.”