“Glide is excited to premiere the video for “You Gotta Know”, a triumphant song that finds Moore lampooning rich, entitled hipster kids who, in his own words, “get their marching orders from Pitchfork and fill their brains with coke and MDMA, looking for soul and depth,” Moore explains. “The chorus is a way of claiming my space as a person that has been slogging it out, in and out of fashion for most of my career, with a deeper sense of music, style and substance than the people that might quickly write me off.” The song itself is a loose and rollicking rock and roll romp with a sound that veers into punk terrain. It also finds Moore throwing in trippy, Jimi Hendrix-like verses and of course a gloriously vicious guitar solo before ultimately screaming out the chorus like a wild man. The song is a perfect encapsulation of everything that Moore does well, from writing infectious, punchy lyrics to shredding guitar like it’s nobody’s business.”
Ian Moore, the Seattle-based, Austin, TX-born guitar player, singer and songwriter makes the proverbial renaissance man look lazy. Toronto comes on the heels of Strange Days, his most successful record since his eponymous debut and despite a never-ending cycle of touring, Moore offers a new release of bright, blazing rock-n-roll that combines his legendary guitar prowess with radio-friendly songs that showcase his elastic, soul-inflected vocals. “It’s a very different climate right now. When we hit a city, it doesn’t matter that i have 14 records, radio hits, etc. The only thing that matters is if we can really show up and leave the people feeling they saw something amazing. Its keeps me hungry, and I like the challenge” says Moore. Toronto releases May 25, 2018, on Last Chance Records in the US and on Rough Trade in Europe. Moore will be touring in support of the record in the U.S. and Europe for all of 2018 (dates below).
For years, Ian has had his eyes on the challenges faced by musicians of every stripe, having experienced the spectrum of artist successes and tribulations over a nearly 30-year career. In response, he founded the artist’s healthcare alliance SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare) and has joined the board of NARAS for the Pacific Northwest as governor and head of the advocacy committee.
Moore’s story is often told and probably familiar to most critics; his initial record on Capricorn propelled him to national tours with the Rolling Stones, ZZ Top and Bob Dylan, acting in the Academy Award-winning indie feature Sling Blade and having Ice Cube direct the video for his track “Harlem.”< Moore deviated from his initial blues-oriented guitar sound on subsequent records, touching on graceful pop songs and the psychedelic as well as British pub rock and deep Americana. Toronto and its 6 tracks represents those influences in such a way that they have informed his songwriting, but is likely more recognizable as a strong collection of the kind of guitar rock his core fan base would respond to immediately. TOUR DATES 2/28 Amarillo, TX Hoots Pub 3/1 Denver, CO Herman's Hideaway 3/2 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad 3/3 Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room 3/5 Tucson, AZ Club Congress 3/6 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe 3/7 Napa, CA Blue Note Napa 3/8 Petaluma, CA Speakeasy 3/9 San Francisco, CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall 3/10 Sacramento, CA The Torch Club 3/13-19 Austin, TX SXSW Shows TBA 4/12 Wichita Falls, TX Iron Horse Pub 4/13 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads 4/14 Lincoln, NE Zoo Bar 4/15 Minneapolis, MN Uptown VFW 4/17 Sturgeon Bay, WI Holiday Music Motel 4/18 St Louis, MO The Monicle 4/19 Little Rock, AR Whitewater Tavern 4/20 Tulsa, OK The Shrine 4/21 Dallas, TX Kessler Theater 4/22 Houston, TX Heights Theater
ALASKAN BARS PART 1 by TIM EASTON
(video directed by Mick Leonardi)
Track five from Tim Easton’s most recent album (“AMERICAN
FORK”) is called “ALASKAN BARS PART 1.” It blasts out of the
gate with a slide riff performed by Easton on a $100 dollar Kay
acoustic guitar run through a Fender tube amp. A drunken bar
band ruckus ensues as Easton sings us the tail of an unfortunate
Alaskan Bar fly making his way geographically and spiritually
South from the Fairbanks area all the way to Halibut Cove on the
Kenai Peninsula. “All those bars are real,” says Easton, “and the
characters you meet there are bound to alter your life and make
you want to write. I’ve been to Alaska every Summer for fifteen
years now, so I’ve seen some stuff, caught a lot of fish, and quite
a few buzzes too.”
Nashville videographer Mick Leonardi happened to have
captured the actual recording of the track on film, plus the
acoustic rehearsal that happened minutes before the recording,
and here it is presented for all to see exactly how the this
particular track, plus the entire American Fork album was actually
recorded, minus the “devil voice” that was added by Texas
songwriter Brian Wright after the basic tracks were cut.
AMERICAN FORK was released by LAST CHANCE RECORDS
in North America and AT THE HELM RECORDS in the U.K.
T. Easton, guitar, vocals. Jon Radford, drums. Michael Rinne,
bass. Robbie Crowell, organ. Brian Wright, devil voice. Mixed,
mastered, and produced by Patrick Damphier.
I got drunk at the Golden Eagle.
Started groping inappropriate people.
They tossed me out of that old place.
I had to wait five days just to show my face.
Made my way down to the Fairview Inn
where the band got paid in chicken skin.
I found a dog or the dog found me,
and we both woke up in the Fireweed.
Pulled in late to the old Brown Bear,
heard a song about a rocking chair.
The fish were in with a little rain
so I hitched on down the Turnagain.
The Seaview’s quiet on a Monday night,
but when the humpy’s run it feels just right.
The clouds rolled back and the river ran high.
Ran into a friend and we got very very high
(but that’s another song).
By the time we got to Kharacters,
we sang with a mighty thirst.
Future came and took my order,
and poured one round of Kassik’s Porter.
Rolled on down to the Salty Dog,
most definitely in a fog.
Wrote your name on a greenback dollar
and pinned it to a tourist’s collar.
Crossed the bay into Halibut Cove,
warmed ourselves by a magic stove.
If you want to take this same journey
don’t do it alone, please take me.
Boot’s in the slammer, Dirty’s on the lam.
Alaskan Bars Part I is over.
I might have missed a few but now I’m sober.
If you want part two then you’re invited
to grab a pen, sit down and write it.
Words and music by T. Easton
Campfire Propaganda Songs 2016/ASCAP
Tim Easton lands in the Top 5 Most Added on Americana Radio this week with “American Fork”! Catch him next month in Nashville at the Americana Music Festival.
The Alternate Root puts Tim Easton “Right Before Your Own Eyes” at number 1 for their Top Ten Songs of the Week!
We are excited to announce that Austin Lucas has added four extra dates to his tour schedule ahead of the extensive October/ November European Tour. These special full band shows are in support of the critically acclaimed album ‘Between The Moon & The Midwest’.
“Between The Moon & The Midwest may slot in what looks to outsiders like a narrow gap between Sturgill Simpson’s cosmic choogle and the harder rock of Jason Isbell, but in country terms that’s a canyon – and it belongs to Austin Lucas” Q Magazine
“With a voice that falls between God-given and refined by years of training, it bleeds tradition and adds gravitas to his words”. – Popmatters
08/25 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
08/26 NaKato Bar & Grill – Mankato, MN
08/27 Historic Vista Theatre – Negaunee, MI
08/28 Chop Shop – Chicago, IL