Since his arrival as a solo artist in 1993 and his self-titled debut on Capricorn Records, former Austin guitar star, now residing in Seattle, Ian Moore’s journey has been one of perpetual forward motion and constant change. The record included the hits, “Satisfied” and “Blue Sky”, and even featured the track, “Harlem”, which was made in to a music video by rap icon, Ice Cube. Now twenty-five years later and a series of recordings under various labels, Moore is touring on his fourteenth album titled Strange Days. Birthed from channeling all the influences from his childhood, soul music and the blues, while carrying forward all the hard-earned life lessons acquired on his journey that allow him to infuse these songs with a depth that only comes from years and miles. Moore’s ability to straddle genres like a Neil Young or a Jack White is obvious. By paying tribute to such luminaries as Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Aaron Neville (even covering “Hercules”), and Sly Stone, IanMoore can offer music politically charged at times, as well as the heartfelt love song filled with emotion and purpose.
The Ian Moore Band will be coming to Portland to celebrate his 50th birthday on Thursday, August 9 for a 9:00 pm show at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Avenue. Tickets for this 21 & over concert are $16.00 advance through Ticketfly.com, or $20.00 day of show.