Ian Moore began playing violin at the age of 4. He was already touring in his teenage years when he played lead guitar for Joe Ely. Ian has been recording since his early 20's when his self titled solo debut was released over a decade ago. His early blues rock tunes are a staple on rock and classic rock radio stations all over the US.
Ian quickly outgrew the "guitar god" label his debut CD invited and began to emerge as a musical chameleon with the eclectic horns, strings and accordions of 1995's "Modernday Folklore." Then 1998's "Ian Moore's Got the Green Grass" thrilled music fans with it's roots rock folk and Appalachian sound and left critics once again scratching their heads. Ian honed his songwriting skills and showed of his flawless vocals on his dark and moody masterpiece ".And All the Colors." 2001's "Via Satellite" is a live recording capturing the energy and dynamic of Ian Moore Action Company playing tunes spanning Ian's entire career
From his self-titled debut album in 1994 to his sixth and most current release, Via Satellite, Ian Moore's songwriting and musicianship have evolved, showcasing his striking vocals, soulful guitar work and versatile rock sound. Ian was born in Berkley, CA and grew up in Austin, TX. As a teenager he got his start in touring and recording as the lead guitarist for roots rocker Joe Ely. Ian started his own band in his early 20's and has consistently defied labels and boundaries to explore his own musical style and voice.
Ian now lives on Vashon Island, WA near Seattle. Ian has spent 2001 touring the US and Europe performing solo or with his band Ian Moore Action Company. Via Satellite was recorded live at the Fabulous Satellite Lounge in Houston, TX with Ian Moore Action Company's George Reiff (Cotton Mather, Kelly Willis) on bass and Moog pedals, Chris Searles (Shawn Colvin, James McMurtry, David Garza, Poi Dog Pondering) on drums, and Moore's longtime collaborator Bukka Allen on piano and Wurlitzer organ.
Paul Brainard (Alejandro Escovedo) adds flesh and texture with pedal steel, trumpet and guitar. The album travels through Moore's imagination; a gallery of soul and psychedelia, East-Indian riffs and West Texas squalls, magic realism and falsetto spills, British grit-pop and home-grown American music.in all its colors.
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