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Spending 'Wednesday' With Kansas City's Noah Spencer

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Medium shot of young man wearing glasses, a long-sleeved tan shirt seated, holding an electric guitar and leaning back against a house.  To the right of him is a door into the house with 12 individual panes of glass.
Rylan James Fisher
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Courtesy of Noah Spencer
Kansas City's Noah Spencer is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist.

The Greeting Committee member previews his debut solo EP due out October 1.

In 2019 Noah Spencer was, as he puts it, "just spending a lot of time in a lot of different worlds." That included attending college, touring with the Greeting Committee and writing some of the songs that would end up on his solo effort "Census."

In conversation with Steve Kraske, Spencer talks about filming the video for the single "Wednesday" in Kansas City's Crossroads neighborhood and about how he hooked up with the other members of the Greeting Committee.

Spencer plays many instruments — including keyboard, lead guitar and bass. Drums, however, eluded him — "I could never get four limbs moving at the same time."

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