NLH Sponsors Concert At Capital Audiofest
If you never heard of Ian Ethan Case, you should take the time to explore this incredible musician/composer and guitar aficionado. I became a fan upon hearing him at a local venue earlier this year and I wanted to do something to bring him back. My chance came when I approached Gary Gill, organizer of the Capital Audiofest. CAF is a 3 day audio show in Rockville, MD. of some of the best hifi showcased by manufacturers and DIY folk. I wanted to participate in this music driven event by sponsoring a show with Ian Ethan Case. His strong pursuit of recorded audio perfection shines in his show and recordings.
Capital Audiofest is November 3-5 2017 http://www.capitalaudiofest.com/.
The show is Saturday November 4th at 8PM.
Acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case is quickly becoming recognized as “one of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world” (International Center for Creativity.) After a decade of composing and performing around the country largely under the radar, in 2015 a viral facebook video of his song “Butter II” introduced his music to over 6 million listeners around the world in the course of a month. In addition to a record deal and endorsements with companies such as Ovation guitars and Boss pedals, 2016 provided extensive touring opportunities throughout Europe and the United States, including two performances with a full symphony orchestra. Fingerstyle legend Don Ross invited Case to open for him in Ross’ then-hometown of Toronto, later describing his performance as “some of the most massively inventive musicianship I’ve ever heard/seen.” Other listeners have described his music as a cross between Michael Hedges and Pat Metheny.
His latest album, Earth Suite (coming in October 2017), features nearly a dozen musicians from all over the globe, including four-time Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and internationally acclaimed percussionist Jamey Haddad. While the studio album features a large group and dense orchestration, Case brings much of that expansive sound to his 2017-2018 concert performances thanks to live looping and sound specialist Stephanie Case who records, layers, and manipulates Ian’s playing on the spot for a dynamic, truly symphonic effect that defies the typical “solo musician with a loop pedal” stereotype. As one first-time listener in California exclaimed, “Ian’s music is phenomenal – watching him play is not ‘listening to music’; it’s a full mind experience. Transporting.”