(This is Week 47 of my Fifty-Two Weeks of Music Do-It-Yourself advice)
An interview with the amazing Ian Moore.
There are very few artists I can think of that have walked away from a major label and recreated themselves into what they desired to become, musically, and been successful.
Ian Moore is the textbook definition of DIY.
He began his career as an Austin-based blues axeman who was being poised to be the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. One small problem... he didn't WANT to be the next Stevie Ray Vaughan.
So, after two successful blues-rock albums on Capicorn Records (1993's Ian Moore and 1995's Modern Day Folklore) he walked away from the label and started crafting his own sound on his terms. And the world is better for it.
This week, my column is going to be dedicated to Ian Moore, whom I interviewed for INsite Magazine.
Read the interview here: insiteaustin.com
And if you're in Austin, come out TONIGHT (9/6/11) to The Scoot Inn to see him play with his current outfit, Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils.
Sean Claes is the owner of Austin's INsite Magazine and has been a freelance entertainment writer since 1996. For an introduction to his "52 Weeks of DIY Music Advice" visit this link - http://www.tinyurl.com/Claes52DIY. If you like what you read... please share. To visit Claes' homepage, go here - http://www.seanclaes.com/.