Roots

Ian McFeron

When: Fri., April 27, 8-11 p.m. 2012

Ian McFeron, whose lyrical prose has been compared to Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and David Gray, weaves together a variety of roots-Americana styles to create his own unique blend of roots-oriented American music. His early successes in Seattle launched McFeron headlong into a full-time recording and touring career. Continuing to function as a fully independent artist and self-functioning record label, he would go on to release five more albums in rapid succession, delving into a variety of musical traditions such as blues, folk, pop, gospel, alt-country, and jazz. Currently, McFeron is on tour in support of his sixth album Summer Nights, recorded in Nashville, TN with a cast of musicians drawn from Ryan Adams’ and Patty Griffin’s touring bands, including Doug Lancio, Brad Pemberton, Billy Mercer, Micah Hulscher, and longtime musical partner Alisa Milner. From the beginning, McFeron dedicated himself to building audiences the old fashioned way: on the road. Traveling from city to city, state to state, nation to nation, McFeron performs an average of 200 shows a year spread throughout the United States and Europe, inspiring listeners with his beautifully crafted songs and honest narratives. On the road, McFeron is joined by long time musical partner Alisa Milner, a Texas-style fiddler, cellist, and harmony vocalist.

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