THE LISTENING ROOM
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Operations Coordinator, Logistics / Venues / Volunteers at Mile of Music Festival
If you’ve attended Mile of Music festival or one of the many Mile of Music produced concerts throughout the year, it’s likely you’ve seen Ian in the crowd, keeping a watchful eye on the show, making sure everything is going as it should. In his position he has a front row seat to loads of music so we asked him what he’s listening to currently.
“What am I listening to now? It is difficult to narrow it down to just a few artists, considering that I get to listen to and see so many amazing, talented artists for fun…um, work. :)
“But, at home, I'll put on the new Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit record “The Nashville Sound.” I think it's the best album of 2017. Two outstanding tracks – “White Man's World,” is not what you would think from the title (it speaks to current events) and “Anxiety,” are worthy of checking out.
“I've also been digging the new Lettuce album “Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis.” It's a cover project but one that is wrapped in Lettuce’s own interpretation and sound. The record gives solid intentions and execution without harming the legacy of Mile Davis. It is downright funky, jazzy and all around fun!
“One of my favorite discoveries from Mile 5 were The Vegabonds. Their record “What We’re Made Of” is often played in the house. If you are a fan of My Morning Jacket, The Black Crowes or Mr. Tom Petty, you will dig this band. Better yet, come see them at Tanner’s Grill and Bar on December 1st.
“Music is absolutely the soundtrack to our lives. Its diversity transcends, lifts us and provides us with so many life experiences. When music hits you, you feel no pain. Peace, Love, Music!”
You can hear many of these artists on The Avenue – and we know you love discovering something new as well. Thanks, Ian for giving us lots of musical suggestions to satisfy that curiosity!