The first time I saw Ian Moore was in 2005, and then some years later at the Continental Club. I remember his playing and his extrovert show as something special. This year he played at the Continental Club again during SXSW, at 1 AM the last day of the festival. And it was the perfect artist to close SXSW for me.
After ten days of seminars panels, and music every night, I was not sad that it was over for this year. Yes, it is a year until next time, but I can live well on the memory of all the concerts I have seen here during the festival. Ian Moore‘s concert was one of the best ones, musically.
Ian Moore startetd out playing the fiddle at 6 years old, but later changed to guitar. He arrived in Austin in the early 90’s, and got a job as Joe Ely’s guitarist. He also got a gig to open up for the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top on their tour in the US. In the years 193-95 he also released three CDs.
Ian Moore’s guitar playing is excellent. Technically sophisticated and with a heavy bluesy feeling, also when his songs are more pop songs than blues. He started out doing blues, but has moved in a more pop direction at the turn of the century. His live work was still exceptional, and he released a full length lice CD in 2001, Via Satellite with his touring band Action Company. His latest album is El Sonido Nuevo from 2011, with his present band The Lossy Coils.
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