Adrian Bellue "Steppes" CD Release Party with Ian Ethan Case

Adrian Bellue "Steppes" CD Release Party with Ian Ethan Case

Ian Ethan Case

Wed, September 16, 2015

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA

$15 Adv - $20 Day of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

Adrian Bellue
Adrian Bellue
“After several years of playing the electric guitar, I put down the instrument and picked up martial arts. When a serious injury left me in solitude, I picked up my old acoustic guitar and realized the similarities between the two arts. That inspired me to live my life exploring the endless possibilities of music and the guitar, and sharing the inspiration that music brings to us all.”

Producing his new album “Steppes” in Montreal, Canada with renowned guitarist and engineer Antoine Dufour, Adrian has been performing throughout the US and beyond with his modern percussive approach to acoustic fingerstyle guitar. For years Adrian has been a dedicated student of a unique yet ancient style of vocal expression from the far reaches of the Republic of Tuva, located in the center of the Asian continent bordering Mongolia. In his album “Steppes” Adrian introduces his Tuvan-style throat singing and has been mesmerizing his audience with this complicated and audibly striking sound. The fresh direction of his tonal odyssey is that of someone dedicated to their craft on every level.

“With music, you can really go deep and pull someone’s heart strings, and you never want to close any doors. It’s about the person who reaches out to you and says that they love your music. It’s really my therapy when I can captivate someone, influence them.”

Adrian has shared the stage with world-renowned guitarists such as Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Craig D’Andrea and Don Alder. He has been complimented by guitar masters such as John Doan, Thomas Leeb and Don Ross.

Adrian now calls Portland, Oregon home but has been running his musical operation mostly abroad. He regularly tours the east and west coasts, Canada, California, Hawaii and recently Mexico. This year his upcoming touring locations include Asia, Brazil, Western Europe and much of the United States and Canada. Adrian has been featured and interviewed on networks such as KCRA3, Capital Public Radio and TEDx in his native town of Sacramento, California. He has been featured multiple years at The NAMM Show both in Southern California and Nashville, pairing up with artists such as Joe Kye and Kris Schulz on stage.
Ian Ethan Case
Ian Ethan Case
Boston-based 18-string acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan has been performing in listening rooms around the country for the past eight years and is increasingly gaining recognition both for his unique instrumental compositions and for the highly original playing methods which are required to perform them.

One of only about five musicians worldwide to tackle the double-neck guitar in earnest, he fluidly combines a variety of self-invented playing techniques necessitated by his multi-layered compositions, which, taken together, have begun to establish the instrument’s musical validity perhaps more so than the work of any other artist.

In January 2013 Ian was invited to perform with some of the world’s foremost guitarists and bass players as part of Muriel Anderson’s “All-Star Guitar Night” at the annual NAMM convention in Anaheim CA, where he shared the stage with Robben Ford, Victor Wooten, and Stanley Jordan, among others. Since then he has gone on to perform with some of the most respected artists in his genre, including international solo bass icon and innovator Michael Manring and Grammy Award-winning reed player Paul McCandless (Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Paul Winter Consort), as well as top-notch classical musicians from the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

In addition to performing and collaborating with several of his longtime musical heroes, Ian has performed and/or recorded with some of the best up-and-coming acoustic musicians from around the country and beyond, including Jeremy Kittel (Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, My Morning Jacket), Nathaniel Smith (Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz), Japanese harpist Motoshi Kosako (Paul McCandless, Stockton Symphony) and Austrian hang drum virtuoso Manu Delago (Bjork, Anoushka Shankar).

Most recently, after both were featured nationwide on the same NPR segment (“Here & Now”, Dec. 2013), Ian has begun an ongoing collaboration with 4-Time Grammy Award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen (Trio Globo, Paul Winter Consort.) The duo premiered their new collaborative works during two recent shows at the Boston Museum of Science Planetarium, with a planned album and international touring to follow.

A coast-to-coast tour is planned for Sept./Oct. 2015 in support of Ian’s most recent solo album “Run Toward The Mountains”, a double-disc album featuring the two sides of his playing: “straight up solo acoustic”, and at the other end of the spectrum, his meticulously-crafted live looping compositions which make full use of 21st-century digital technologies to enable seemingly infinite layers of sound and sophisticated on-the-spot orchestration that extends well beyond the reach of most looping performers.

As one first-time listener in California exclaimed, “Ian’s music is phenomenal - watching him play is not ‘listening to music’ … it’s a full mind experience. Transporting.”
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
http://harlows.com/