Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils With special guests Rusty Willoughby & Jennifer Sutherland Saturday, June 15th, 9pm The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi All-ages 'til 11pm, 21+ after that $10 cover
During late summer of 2012, an invasive and radioactive specimen by the name of Rusty Willoughby made it's way to our bucolic Island by-way-of the Fukushima nuclear disaster off of Japan's east coast. In her unofficial role as Mayor of Vashon, the humorous and mellifluous Jennifer Sutherland was dispatched to thwart this frightening incursion, arming herself with only gas lanterns and various colorful petticoats. During the battles that ensued, it was accidentally discovered that this amalgam of sea hardened nuclear waste and a glowing gas lit petticoat created a winning sonic combination of indisputable power and beauty. Now this Vashon-centric duo can be witnessed occupying small club stages all around the Pacific Northwest, and no amount of weaponized bird-flu can contain them. you've been warned!
Bob Dylan said it best: "He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ian Moore lives and creates by that precept. And his new album on Justice Records, To Be Loved, vividly displays the artistic benefits of doing so.
It's a way of living has led Moore from emerging as, at first glance, a teenage guitar prodigy in the early 1990s in his hometown of Austin, Texas to fruition as a full-blooded musical artist, now based on Vashon, whose rich and keenly intelligent compositions invoke critics' comparisons to some of the most respected names in both classic and contemporary rock'n'roll music.
There's a satisfaction in listening to how Moore absorbs the spectrum of music that he loves and finds inspiring and then follows his muse to places that awe, delight and touch those key, deep places within the human soul. As Harp magazine observes of Moore, "Since the early '90s the native Texan has refused corporate molding in favor of freedom and the artistic rewards are staggering."
It may have been Moore's guitar talents that first won him attention. But as Tucson Weekly recently noted, "His recent albums have positioned him as one of the most soulful singer-songwriters around, and one of the most diverse." Or as Seattle's influential weekly The Stranger said not long ago, "Your new favorite artist has arrived." Similar praise greeted Moore on his national debut nearly 15 years ago, because for Moore. the path and process to where he is going has always been his focus, and it has consistently made arriving at each destination that much sweeter..
A word about this show.you all know what an amazing performer Ian Moore is and if you've seen his shows at the Red Bike, you know how quickly they sell out. There are only 92 tickets to this show and you can get yours through Brown Paper Tickets in advance. It's going to be spectacular, so don't be left out in the cold!
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi (View)
17618 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070