Ed Johnson

Accolades:

"Johnson's music is what Sergio Mendes began in the mid-1960s"

-All About Jazz

Instrument(s):

Guitar, Backup Vocals

Favorite Record:

Solo in Rio by Luiz Bonfá

Interests:

Brazilian jazz, Fatherhood, Wine

Favorite Color:

Blue


Links to Love:

​​Novo Tempo - Brazilian Jazz Ensemble

Now and always, Vintage Noise delivers a fresh take on the Great American Songbook. Vintage Noise features Michael Carter on vocals, Ed Johnson on guitar, Steve Larkin on bass, and David Boyden on violin. The Mercury News has celebrated the "rich vocals of crooner Michael Carter", All About Jazz hailed "Johnson's music is what Sergio Mendes began in the mid-1960s", while the Metro Newspaper has noted that the group "focuses its attention on the classics of the American song tradition" and is able to "reinvigorate and reinvent the genre." Vintage Noise covers a thoughtful mixture of down-home legends, including Luiz Bonfá ("Manhã de Carnaval"), Sammy Cahn ("Ain't That a Kick in the Head?"), Osvaldo Farrés ("Quizás, Quizás, Quizás"), and Roger Miller ("King of the Road"). Their performance creates a rare atmosphere sure to have an intensely personal meaning for every listener.

Endorsements

What's all the Noise?

David Boyden

Accolades:

Studied under Kate Stenberg and Zak Grafilo

Instrument(s):

Violin, Hardanger fiddle

Favorite Record:

The Blues and the Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson

Interests:

Scandinavian music

Favorite Color:

Red

Links to Love:

The Pine Needles - American Folk and Jazz Band

Noise

Members

Vintage

Michael Carter

Accolades:

"Latter-day crooner Michael Carter sings in the style of Sinatra."

- Metro Newspaper


Instrument(s):

Lead Vocals, Cabasa


Favorite Record:

The Wildest! by Louis Prima


Interests:

Fatherhood, Wine


Favorite Color:

Orange


Links to Love: 

Steve Beck - South Bay Area Wedding Officiant

Steve Larkin

Accolades:

"I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble"

Instrument(s):

Upright Bass

Favorite Record:

Drank 16.9 ounces in 1.93 seconds

Interests:

Bourbon

Favorite Color:

Rosé

Links to Love:

Jason Keiser - Bluegrass & Jazz Guitarist