“I Will Cary On” is the single from Ian Moore’s upcoming EP, Strange Days, and a survival manifesto from an under appreciated guitar talent. Moore can rip electric blues-rock with the very best—he’s even supported the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top on tour. Moore is also an acoustic aficionado that’s adept on all sorts of instruments from flat-tops to resonators. He’s supported Bob Dylan on tour, and curated several recent Woody Guthrie tribute shows in the Pacific Northwest. He’s a dedicated songwriter with a voice like an angel that’s true to his muse in the moment, and he applies his expansive guitar chops to his songs, rather than using them as showcase opportunities. In other words, he’s a true artist. Of course, that’s not always copacetic with commercial success.
Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s a lot of folks—including Guitar Player—speculated that the Austin-based musician might be the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. He started down that road with heaps of critical acclaim and a deal with Capricorn that yielded hits such as “Muddy Jesus,” “Satisfied,” and “Paint Me a Blue Sky,” but Moore ultimately decided the SRV mold was creatively limiting. He began incorporating all sorts of influences from folk to funk, and, sure enough, the machinery of major music business abandoned him.
Moore eventually moved to Seattle, and he spent much of the new millennium’s first decade dedicated to acoustic music. He built a following in the Americana community to go along with the fans he’d acquired on the blues-rock road, and these days his whole trip is a true melting pot. The Strange Days
EP is a soulful stew with a bluesy broth, psychedelic pop accents, and hints of gospel goodness. Come get in the mix when Guitar Player
Presents Ian Moore in the heart of San Francisco at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on Thursday, March 9. Get more show information and tickets here
Watch Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils perform “I Will Carry On.”
Watch Video of Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils playing “Me & My Guitar / How Does It Feel.”
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GP Presents Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils; Frets editor Jimmy Leslie opens
Thursday, March 9
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Venue Phone: (415) 800-8782
Before 5 pm - please contact Parish Offices: (415) 371-1631
7:00pm doors; Ages 21+
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves accessories, and a Mesa Boogie pedal raffle onsite.