Post-structural cowgirl Americana from central Ontario & Yukon. 2012-2019.
International Songwriting Competition-Semi-Finalist (2019) Canadian Folk Music Awards-Nominee, English Songwriter (2018) Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Contest Winner (Texas, 2017) Ontario Arts Council 'Colleen Peterson' Songwriting Award Winner (2017) Folk Music Ontario 'Songs from the Heart' Winner-Humour (2016) BC Musician Magazine/Artswells Songwriting Award Winner (2015) * . * . * .
Wilde, whose real name is Noosa Al-Sarraj, fell in love with country music thanks to a nanny she had as a kid. Her kickass songwriting abilities led to win an award at the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk competition this year—one of few Canadians to do so, and certainly the first of Iraqi descent. - Flare Magazine (Top 10 New Country Artists)
Over simple, well-worn chords, Wilde's voice sounds weary and wise, and yet still full of life. Her storytelling binds together personal experience and political ideas in relatable ways, the way only the best songwriting can. - Exclaim! Magazine Politically charged, shattering stereotypes, hilarious mid-set commentary, jazz hands, and foot-stompin good tunes: She had the whole room in stitches and singing loudly. Thank you. We didn't know we were so into country music until we heard you. - She Does The City, Toronto Entertainment Blog
Al-Sarraj isn’t shying away from anything on her tracks, making for a raw listening experience—one that hits you right in the gut as Al-Sarraj’s voice beautifully, and sometimes playfully, stuns you into listening closely to the dark, devastating and, often, defiant lyrics. - Aleni Armenakis, Grey Owl Point