New York born singer/songwriter/producer and entrepreneur.
As a recording artist Ian has released 3 full-length albums and 15 singles / EPs of his own original work. He has toured the country and opened for 5 different Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members and others including Donovan, Kenny Loggins, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Chris Daughtry, Steve Miller Band, Leon Russell, Gin Blossoms, Duncan Sheik, Jeffrey Gaines and Christopher Cross.
In recent years Ian has carved out a niche reputation for giving intimate performances at VIP celeb events and private gatherings that include, The Sundance Film Festival and the infamous opening of Peter Tunney’s Art Factory in NY. His songs have appeared in featured films.
As a producer Ian has co-written and released works with all of the other songwriters on his independent label 27 Productions, which he founded at the age of 19. Starting out as a young teenager in the early 90’s Ian was inspired and directed into music by Seattle’s swarm of super successes like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. However, his true passion for songwriting and lyrical content came into full bloom when he discovered the legends who became his teachers and influences. At the top of this list of mentors is the 60’s songwriting icon Bob Dylan, followed by artists such as Neil Young, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Tom Petty and later artists REM, Elliott Smith, Built to Spill, Lou Barlow and Beck. Ian’s work has received acclaim; including an honorable mention in the Great American Songwriter Awards, for his 3rd album Alchemist. The album pays homage to what Blake described in an interview as “A book that saved my life”…
Written about in music publications throughout the country and across the Atlantic, Ian was featured in an article titled The Re-emergence of the New York Singer/Songwriter where he was described as “… one of New York’s best kept secrets..”