Critically Acclaimed Musician Ian Moore Hits the Midwest as an Acoustic Duo for Intimate Performances Showcasing His Recent EP Aerie and Rich History
Austin-bred, Seattle-based musician Ian Moore is a man who doesn’t sleep much. With an illustrious and diverse career spanning 25 years, it’s easy to see why. From his origins as a fiery young and critically acclaimed blues-rock guitarist out of Austin, to a show-stopping bandleader directing the glorious miscreants of his band The Lossy Coils to his current touring focus as an introspective singer/songwriter showcasing his talents in the beauty and simplicity of song craft, Ian’s a busy man.
Moore is currently on a month long tour of Azerbaijan and Russia with the Mary McBride band which continues through late April. Earlier in the year he recorded a guitar oriented, psychedelic rock record in Toronto with Brian Moncarz (Jimmy Bowskill, Moneen, The Darcys) which will be released down the road. He is also currently working on a soul music EP with several of his former Austin sidemen consisting of seven cover songs. He had a very fruitful SXSW this year, as well as two sold out shows in New York City in January. Prior to the May Midwest acoustic duo dates, he will be performing at the HIPNIC Festival with the Lossy Coils in Big Sur, CA May 9-11, alongside some of his favorite musicians and people including Rhett Miller and The Mother Hips.
In his earlier years, Moore opened tours for the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top and British icon Paul Weller and performed on hundreds of radio and television programs worldwide including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show and a one hour Direct TV special. More on Moore’s colorful history is available upon request.
In a time where musicians increasingly focus on becoming more streamlined and easily discernible, Moore has done the complete opposite, diversifying and recombining, searching for new sounds and ideas, and following his own unique designs. On Aerie, his current EP, the instrumentation is sparse, and the themes are shadowy and contemplative. Using guitar, cello, vibraphone, and voice, Moore sets a deeply rendered tone, intentionally naked and vulnerable. His passionate performance will appeal to fans of intense and meaningful artists such as the late Elliott Smith.
Moore will be accompanied by Austin multi-instrumentalist Kullen Fuchs for the Midwest dates as an acoustic duo.
He will be playing in Chicago at Schuba's on Saturday, May 17. Tickets: Schuba's Ian Moore.
"Moore relies on his sophisticated song craft and soulful, sometimes soaring tenor to create songs surprisingly rich in atmosphere and emotion." -Washington Post
“He doesn't fly with angels; he dances with devils.” – Billboard
If you have never seen Ian Moore in an intimate acoustic setting, don't miss this rare opportunity to see his “layered emotionally entrancing live set." (Pop Culture Press)
Tour dates are as follows:
- 05/14/14 Dancing Deer Lodge Stillwater, OK
- 05/15/15 Off Broadway St Louis, MO
- 05/16/14 Cafe Paradiso Fairfield, IA
- *05/17/14 Schuba's Chicago, IL
- 05/18/14 Kiki's House of Righteous Music Madison, WI
- 05/20/14 Knuckleheads Kansas City, MO
- 05/22/14 Blue Door Oklahoma City, OK
- 05/23/14 Green Apple Arts Center Eden, TX
- 05/24/14 Mucky Duck Houston, TX
- 05/25/14 Kerrville Folk Festival Kerrville, TX
- 05/26/14 Strange Brew Austin, TX
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