I’m thrilled that the first interview came back so quickly. Even happier that it’s from someone I’ve known for several years. I expect the interviews to be a mix of long time friends and people I’ve never met before. I’m excited about communicating with some new songwriters and discussing their process and passion for music. That’s the stuff that keeps all of us going.
I’ve known Salim Nourallah for several years here in Dallas. Played gigs with him and seen him perform several times. He’s with Tapete Records out of Germany and his most recent release was “Hit Parade” (April 2012)
A Brief Introduction
Salim Nourallah is a North Texas music scene fixture. After gaining initial acclaim with the Denton-based Nourallah Brothers he has gone on to release several solo albums and produce an impressive list of many others (including the Old 97s, Rhett Miller, Deathray Davies & Smile Smile). His solo debut, Polaroid (2004), was met with reviews like this one: “discovering a singer-songwriter who can stop time is rare, but Salim Nourallah is such a find…” (Rolling Stone). Beautiful Noise followed in 2006 to more critical acclaim and he swept the Observer music awards with Best Album/Best Song and Best Producer. Salim has gone on to win 7 consecutive Observer Awards for Best Producer, toured Europe three times and had songs placed on HBO’s the Wire, ABC’s Smallville and the Academy Award winning movie the Wrestler. He recently launched a new project called The Disappearing Act with Dashboard Confessional guitarist, John Lefler, and his 5th solo CD, Hit Parade, was released in 2012 by the German indie label, Tapete Records.
What are you most proud of?
What is your favorite songwriting lyric?
What advice would you give to young songwriters?
Salim on the Web
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