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Ian Parker - 21st century blues man

Expressed through a distinctive bitter-sweet vocal delivery and harrowing guitar work, Ian’s songs hold nothing back. His ability and willingness to share with his audience, naked honesty and genuine emotion, is what sets him apart. Drawing on an eclectic range of influences, this young man is fast becoming Britain’s best loved blues/roots performer. A songwriter genuinely literate, sometimes almost literary, Ian is an original craftsman rooted in the blues but not trapped by any desire to replicate the past. He is without doubt a relevant contemporary blues man.

Ian signed to Ruf Records following a personal introduction to US record producer, David Z (Prince - Purple Rain). His debut album ‘INSIDE’ (Ruf1094) was released in October 2003.

” I was truly honoured to be involved in this project.” David Z

In March 2004, Ian appeared on Germany’s top live music TV show, ‘Rockpalast’ as part of the ‘Crossroads Festival’. Ian and his band were voted the number one act of the festival and a live DVD of this incendiary performance was released in June 2005, entitled ‘…WHILST THE WIND’ (Ruf3007). In addition to the DVD, a live album documenting Ian’s performance in Hannover during his December 2004 European Tour, was also released in June 2005 under the same title (Ruf1102). Both releases met with high critical acclaim and continue to notch up impressive sales.

In September 2005, Ian wrote and recorded five songs for a Ruf Records project album, ‘PILGRIMAGE’ (Ruf1112) which was recorded in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee, and released in January 2006.


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  • ZQSQ

    :-) Ian Parker is Awesome

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • kingdavebot

    If you're into Ian Parker, check out my music. He appears as a similar artist on my page!

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • phhuber

    Definitely a great guitarist and songwriter! His intensive guitar solos remind a lot of Eric Clapton's style.

    12 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Grammish

    Great musician. Hope to see him in concert if he drops by the southeast USA sometime.

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ed_ashley

    Saw Ian supporting Walter Trout in a nice little venue in Pembrokeshire. Really good sound. Have bought a couple of his albums since and wasn't disappointed. In fact, I lost one and decided I had to buy it again :-)

    20 Dec 2008 Reply
  • The_poukieman

    He's coming to Antwerp in September

    5 Jun 2007 Reply
  • evilpandawrath

    Annoying that his Where I Belong album tracks all scrobble without proper capitalisation, is there anything anyone can do about that?

    17 May 2007 Reply

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