Around 10:15AM this morning, August 4th 2012 Jason Noble, well known Louisville artist and musician went into cardiac arrest for a second time. After 45 minutes of CPR and other heroic measures the NIH staff were unable to get his heart to pump again. Jason passed away just before 11AM surrounded by friends and family. He will be cremated here in Maryland early next week prior to making his final journey back to Kentucky. Plans for a larger gathering to celebrate Jason’s life is still in the works but is expected to be at least a few weeks out. Final plans will be posted at http://www.caringbridge.org
Over the last ten years, Jason’s music (with Rachel’s and other bands) has been featured in numerous film and television productions including Hancock, Any Given Sunday, Friday Nights Lights, The Art Of The Steal and the PBS documentary series POV. He has written original music for the films Our House and Rotating Mirror – directed by Greg King. Jason has performed live concerts for the BBC, NPR “Weekend Edition” and WNYC’s “New Sounds” program.
In 2009 he was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma (a rare cancer type). Through the financial generosity of many bands, artists and friends he’s received excellent care at MD Anderson in Houston. In 2010 he released the album “Tempest” with a new project called The Young Scamels (File 13 Records). On November 9th the band Shipping News celebrated 14 years of playing together with the new LP/CD “One Less Heartless To Fear” (Karate Body/Noise Pollution Records) and in 2011, Jason collaborated with Christian Frederickson on his first solo album “The Painted Bird” (released in January) and produced a new album “Skull Drones” for his electronic project called Per Mission.