A touring player has a hometown show

Island singer, songwriter and guitar god Ian Moore will unplug his mighty axe for a solo acoustic concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Ian Moore will play a show on Saturday.

Island singer, songwriter and guitar god Ian Moore will unplug his mighty axe for a solo acoustic concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Moore, who came of age in the fertile Austin, Texas, music scene, does occaisional shows on Vashon, but spends much of his time on a hectic tour schedule, crisscrossing the country playing with his band, the Lossy Coils.

Moore’s music can’t be pinned down to a specific genre — rythmn and blues, soul, rock, and pop are all a part of his sound. He sings a mean traditional country song, too.

He’s a superb raconteur, with stories to tell about sharing the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson and bumping into legends such as Sly Stone in clubs.

Moore has had a long and storied career in music, earning a raft of ecstatic reviews for his recordings and live performances through the years. Early in his career, he played with Joe Ely and crossed paths with such musical icons as Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Daniel Lanois and Ice Cube. More recently, he’s backed up Roky Erickson and Jason Mraz. Currently, he and island composer Jason Staczek write music for film, television, radio, internet and live performance through their business, Madrona Music.

Tickets to the show are $14 for Vashon Allied Arts members and $18 for everyone else. Buy them at www.vashonalliedarts.org, the Heron’s Nest or by calling 463-5131.

For more information about Moore’s  music and biography, visit www.ianmoore.com.

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