“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
From his new solo album, “Your New Norman Rockwell”, check out this cool video for “The Interview” from Two Cow Garage frontman Micah Schnabel:
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
MAR 3 FRI Kulturrampe – Krefeld, Germany
MAR 4 SAT Real Music Club – Lauchhammer, Germany
MAR 5 SUN Music Star – Norderstedt, Germany
MAR 7 TUE Southside Cavern – Stockholm, Sweden
MAR 8 WED Kulturkvarteret – Kristianstad, Sweden
MAR 9 THU Tryckhallen – Falkenberg, Sweden
MAR 10 FRI Gaml – Oslo, Norway
MAR 11 SAT Garage Bar – Höganäs, Sweden
MAR 12 SUN Folk & Rock – Malmo, Sweden
MAR 14 TUE Q-Bus – Leiden, Netherlands
MAR 15 WED De Spieghel – Groningen, Netherlands
MAR 16 THU Sugar Factory – Amsterdam, Netherlands
MAR 17 FRI Luxor Live – Arnhem, Netherlands
MAR 18 SAT W2 – Den Bosch, Netherlands
MAR 19 SUN Grenswerk – Venlo, Netherlands
MAR 21 TUE Night & Day – Manchester, United Kingdom
MAR 22 WED The Borderline – London, United Kingdom
MAR 23 THU Glee Club – Nottingham, United Kingdom
MAR 24 FRI The Bullingdon – Oxford, United Kingdom
MAR 25 SAT The Cluny – Newcastle, United Kingdom
2017 AMERICAN AQUARIUM W/ TIM EASTON EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
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!
Eric Ambel, “Lakeside” –
Shuffling on with “Here Comes My Love,” Eric “Roscoe” Ambel has delivered a rarity in 2016 — a rock ‘n’ roll album powered by serious guitar.
Taking the album title from his now shuttered New York City bar, the Lakeside Lounge, Ambel decries the move away from live bands in “Hey Mr. DJ” then shows why guitars rule anywhere, anytime.
Four of the 10 songs on the record run to about five minutes, allowing Ambel — lead guitarist in Joan Jett’s original version of the Blackhearts, a Del Lord and Steve Earle sideman — to stretch out with his wicked fretwork, playing it melodic and shimmering on the “riding around with her rag top down” tale of “Miss Ohio,” nice and dirty on “Don’t Make Me Break You Down” and bringing the “Buyback Blues.”
There’s some Ramones-ish punk rock on “Massive Confusion” and a great cover of Barrett Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want)” that turns the Motown classic into twisting rock ‘n’ roll — a clinching blast on the record that Ambel, one of the top roots rock producers, crafted in his studio. Grade: A
American Songwriter debuts Austin Lucas “Wrong Side of the Dream” featuring Lydia Loveless! Catch Austin at the Americana Music Fest in Nashville this September.
“I wrote ‘Wrong Side of the Dream’ with my dear friend Jodi James,” says Lucas. “She and I were definitely firing on all cylinders that day. There were more than a few moments where we just looked at each other, feeling that shared excitement of creating something that we both knew was beautiful. I’ll never forget the satisfaction I got when we sang the whole thing all the way through that first time.”
The collaboration with Loveless came about after Lucas reached out to the singer ahead of a recent Nashville show. “Lydia and I have known each other loosely for a while,” says Lucas. “We hung out a little here and there, and I’ve always been in awe of her voice, her songwriting and her presence. When the time came to record this album, I saw that she in Nashville playing a show. So I wrote her and asked if she was interested in singing a duet with me. She said yes and I was extremely pleased with the result.”
Watch the video on the American Songwriter website: