Salim Nourallah

If a Beatle was left in the desert at age 3 and raised in El Paso, Texas, you’d have Salim Nourallah…He is a North Texas music scene fixture. After gaining initial acclaim with the Denton-based Nourallah Brothers Salim has gone on to release several solo albums and produce a fine list of many others (including the Old 97s, Rhett Miller, Deathray Davies the Damnwells). 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 Dallas Observer music awards with Best Album/Best Song and Best Producer. Salim has gone on to win 5 consecutive Observer Awards for Best Producer. His 6th solo cd, Skeleton Closet, was released in August 2015. Skeleton Closet garnered more favorable press like “It’s this masterful balance of the said and the unsaid, the hook and the unexpected kicker that set Salim Nourallah. Skeleton Closet is like a good novel, full of implications and shadowy contradictions and complexities.