The Listening Room: Abbie Sawyer & The Flood

  • September 9, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
  • Noce

    1326 Walnut Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Ticket Price $18.00-$45.00 This event is now over

Noce is proud to present a monthly series of concerts highlighting the work of great Iowa songwriters, whether they specialize in jazz or not. The room that has played host to so many great artists is now open for songwriters of all creeds, giving listeners & musicians an opportunity to appreciate the singular beauty of great songwriting. 



Abbie Sawyer is an Iowa-based multi-genre singer-songwriter who performs with Diplomats of Solid Sound, NOLA Jazz Band, The Night Lights, Abbie & the Sawyers, and Abbie Sawyer & the Flood. As a songwriter and performer, Abbie embraces listeners with mesmerizing warmth and optimism, heartfelt delivery and soul-stirring lyrics:

“Even though it (my creativity) runs a huge spectrum… of experiences, of topics, of genres -– I want to feel life through my heart, and I want to help light up other people’s hearts." (Iowa Public Radio, “For Abbie Sawyer, Life is Therapy”)

Learn more about her current projects and check out the videos.

Love is a Flood

Her latest solo project is a the lush 11-track debut solo album, Love is a Flood (2022). Written and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, Love is a Flood illuminates her experiences of motherhood. This album and Abbie’s experience of postpartum anxiety and depression was featured on Iowa Public Radio and National Public Radio. Listen to Love is a Flood.

Abbie has opened for Lake Street Dive, Rufus Wainwright, Leyla McCalla and Fitz and the Tantrums. Her projects have had 35+ million streams on Spotify.


Unforgettable voice.” — Little Village Magazine

Stunningly intimate.” — dsm Magazine

Complete Discography

Meadowlark (2023) with Abbie & the Sawyers

The Night Lights (2023) — with The Night Lights

The Live EP (2022) with Diplomats of Solid Sound

Love is a Flood (2022) — debut solo album

The NOLA Jazz Band Live with Evan Christopher (2020) with NOLA Jazz Band

A Higher Place (2019) with Diplomats of Solid Sound

All Wrapped Up in You (2018) with Diplomats of Solid Sound

Black Swamp Village (LIVE) (2018) with NOLA Jazz Band

Vol. 1 Genesis: Live from the Ark (2016) with NOLA Jazz Band

Shine (2016) with Abbie & the Sawyers

Bittersweet (2012) with Bermuda Report

Diplomats of Solid Sound featuring The Diplomettes (2008) with Diplomats of Solid Sound

Date & Time

Sat, Sep 9, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Venue Details


1326 Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Noce

Noce is a modern jazz club and cabaret established to present Des Moines with some of the greatest jazz music & theater from around the Midwest. With locally & nationally renowned live entertainment several nights each week in our cabaret lounge & rental space available to the community at large, Noce provides music lovers with an experience unparalleled in the state of Iowa. To complement our top-class performers, Noce features a jazz age cocktail bar, serving vintage and contemporary libations. In addition to our 100 seat cabaret lounge, we also feature a 2,500 sq. ft. rental space in the building that is available for events of every kind, from private dinners to full wedding receptions.

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