Bob Dylan said it best: “He who is not busy being born is busy dying.” Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ian Moore lives and creates by that precept.
It’s a way of living has led Moore from emerging as, at first glance, a teenage guitar prodigy in the early 1990s in his hometown of Austin, Texas to fruition as a full-blooded musical artist, now based on Vashon, whose rich and keenly intelligent compositions invoke critics’ comparisons to some of the most respected names in both classic and contemporary rock’n’roll music.
There’s a satisfaction in listening to how Moore absorbs the spectrum of music that he loves and finds inspiring and then follows his muse to places that awe, delight and touch those key, deep places within the human soul. As Harp magazine observes of Moore, “Since the early ’90s the native Texan has refused corporate molding in favor of freedom and the artistic rewards are staggering.”
It may have been Moore’s guitar talents that first won him attention. But as Tucson Weekly noted, “His recent albums have positioned him as one of the most soulful singer-songwriters around, and one of the most diverse.” Or as Seattle’s influential weekly The Stranger said not long ago, “Your new favorite artist has arrived.” Similar praise greeted Moore on his national debut nearly 15 years ago, because for Moore. the path and process to where he is going has always been his focus, and it has consistently made arriving at each destination that much sweeter…..
Opening up for Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils will be Island sensation, The FieldHands. Together for years writing and playing original music on Vashon Island and in the Seattle area, The FieldHands are a rock band. Their music blends some of the best traits of rock, alternative country and the Americana vibe present in music from artists like Wilco, Son Volt, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Iris Dement and others. Multiple harmonies, driving guitar lines and soaring lead instrumentals punctuate good stories and strong melodies. The FieldHands incorporate local flavor and imagery in their lyrics. They write songs about love, friendship, journeys, the road beneath their feet and the water that surrounds us. Their brand new CD is amazing, get one at this show while you still can!
A word about this show….you all know what an amazing performer Ian Moore is and if you’ve seen his shows at the Red Bike, you know how quickly they sell out. Combine that with the fact that The Fieldhands are also on this bill….it’s going to be one helluva show. There are basically only 100 tickets to this show….it’s going to be spectacular, so don’t be left out in the cold!
Tickets available in person at the Red Bicycle or online at Brown Paper Tickets here: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/528843.
Saturday, January 4 at 8pm. This is a free cover all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that. $12 Cover.
At the Red Bicycle
17618 Vashon Hwy SW