Noam Pikelny is a grammy award-winning banjo player who has been playing the banjo ever since the age of ten or eleven. He is best known as the band member of Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, Gabe Witcher, Greg Garrison, Bryan Sutton, and Paul Kowert.
Besides having a successful career with his band, Pikelny also has a successful solo career. His solo album Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail even got nominated for the best album in the Bluegrass genre.
Biography & Wiki
|Popular Name||Noam Pikelny|
|Real Name||Noam Pikelny|
|Date of birth||February 27, 1981|
|Age||42 years old|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
|Occupation||Musician and singer|
|Net worth||1 Million to 5 Million USD|
Noam Pikelny Net Worth
Pikelny is one of the excellent banjo players who has made their distinct identity in the bluegrass community. He has been working successfully since 2002 to this date.
It not only made him reach a larger audience but has also helped him to earn a fortune for himself.
The talented musician has a net worth ranging between 1 Million to 5 Million USD.
Naom’s Family, Parents, Brother, and Early Life
The 42 years old talented musician was born and raised in the musically active city Chicago.
He got raised along with his elder brother, who also plays the mandolin. It was because of his elder brother he started playing the banjo.
His brother had an interest in bluegrass after listening to a band play in his school. So, he brought a mandolin and started taking lessons for it.
Noam got jealous of his brother and wanted to learn an instrument himself. His mother then suggested playing the banjo, hoping that someday the two brothers would play together.
Though his family was not into bluegrass, they were supportive of the two brothers being interested in bluegrass. Noam and his brother never played together as a band, but they played during the jam sessions at the Old Town.
Once a journalist saw them playing together and published an article about them titled the Spanish Fandango Brothers.
He already knew how to play the instrument. But after listening to Béla Fleck and The Flecktones At Navy Pier, he became passionate about it.
Ever since then, he has been following his passion. He has been living his dream life as an established banjo player and a great singer.
Naom Pikelny Wife Caitlin and Wedding
Pikelny is married to his beautiful and talented wife, Caitlin Canty. Though the exact date of their marriage is not out, the couple is going strong to this date.
Canty is a talented singer and songwriter who Naom met during one of his shows. The couple clicked with each other because of their love for country music.
The couple has performed in many of the shows together. Pikelny even was the co-writer of two songs included in Canty’s album. He even was the one who produced her album.
The couple has good chemistry, which is transparent during their shows.
Currently, they live with their son in Nashville, Tennessee, who was born in August 2020.
High School and Education
Pikelny always had a soft corner for music since he was a kid and even took lessons from Old Town School of Folk Music.
However, he never thought of doing it professionally. So, after passing high school, he enrolled in a computer engineering program at the University of Illinois.
When he got into the University, he met some inspiring musicians. It made him forget his fear of not having a secure career and instead nudge him towards his passion.
He then followed his heart and transferred to the School of Music at the same University. He completed his studies with a degree in music.
Career and Bands
Pikelny started his career as a musician after joining the Leftover Salmon. He performed with this band for two years until 2004.
After leaving Leftover Salmon, Pikelny joined the New Tattoo and performed with him till 2006.
Pikelny moved to the Punch brothers the same year. He was recruited into the band by Chris Thile.
Thile initially wanted to work with Gabe Witcher. But after having a jam session with Pikelny and the others, he decided to include them in his band.
Originally the band performed for the solo career of Thile and was called The How To Grow A Band.
But after many tours together, the band changed its name and functions into the present-day Punch Brothers. The name Punch Brothers came from one of the stories of the legendary writer Mark Twain.
Before Punch Brothers, the band even had the name Tensions Mountain Boys.
Pikelny has an excellent career to this date. He is a highly celebrated personality in the music industry.
In 2010, he received the Steve Martin Prize for being an excellent banjo player and singer in bluegrass.
His solo career got equal appreciation as his career with his band. His solo albums even got nominated for Grammy Awards in 2013 and 2015.
He also won the International Bluegrass Music Award the year 2014 and again in 2017.
In 2019, Noam finally won the Grammy Award with his band after being nominated several times.
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