Ian Ethan Case/Grayson Erhard - Meet The Beast Tour

Ian Ethan Case/Grayson Erhard - Meet The Beast Tour

Jay Statler

Sat · March 11, 2017

7:00 pm

$15.00 - $19.00

This event is all ages

Ian Ethan Case
Ian Ethan Case
Acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case is quickly becoming recognized as “one of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world” (International Center for Creativity.) After a decade of composing and performing around the country largely under the radar, in 2015 a viral facebook video of his song “Butter II” introduced his music to over 6 million listeners around the world in the course of a month. In addition to a record deal and endorsements with companies such as Ovation guitars and Boss pedals, 2016 provided extensive touring opportunities throughout Europe and the United States, including two performances with a full symphony orchestra. Fingerstyle legend Don Ross invited Case to open for him in Ross’ then-hometown of Toronto, later describing his performance as “some of the most massively inventive musicianship I’ve ever heard/seen.” Other listeners have described his music as a cross between Michael Hedges and Pat Metheny.

His latest album, Earth Suite (coming in October 2017), features nearly a dozen musicians from all over the globe, including four-time Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and internationally acclaimed percussionist Jamey Haddad. While the studio album features a large group and dense orchestration, Case brings much of that expansive sound to his 2017-2018 concert performances thanks to live looping and sound specialist Stephanie Case who records, layers, and manipulates Ian’s playing on the spot for a dynamic, truly symphonic effect that defies the typical “solo musician with a loop pedal” stereotype. 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.”

Ian Ethan Case -  "Butter II": https://youtu.be/5TlsJCqf5NM
Ian Ethan Case - "Slow Burn" live feat. Wenatchee Valley Symphony: https://youtu.be/BHWOnM2Y9A4

"A sonic feast, an epic journey both aurally and conceptually...Each piece is a mini-symphony that holds the attention fully. Run Toward the Mountains [is] a major achievement which is sure to confirm Case among the ranks of significant artists at work today." - Céline Keating, Minor7th.com

“It was refreshing to witness a guitarist who has created his own style and is not emulating a host of other players.” - Devon “Doc” Wendell, The International Review of Music


Website - www.IanEthan.com/
YouTube - www.YouTube.com/IanEthanCase
Facebook - www.Facebook.com/OpenLandMusic/
Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/OpenLandMusic/
Grayson Erhard
Grayson Erhard is a singer / songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the small town of Del Norte, CO, USA known for songs showcasing vocals over a unique style of tap/slap guitar playing. He is the youngest guitarist to be featured on one of the world's most prestigious guitar-focused record labels, CandyRat Records.

Growing up outside of a town with a population of 1,800, Erhard experienced little distraction from developing his musicianship. His music communicates a message of self-sustainability, anxiety, love, and accomplishment. Early songs like "Tapestry" display a writing style where technical guitar performance is combined with metaphorical lyrics. However, after putting the guitar down to learn other instruments, a new love for simplicity and strong, direct messages developed in his music. His lyrics are a public journal spanning from positive, uplifting material to songs that reflect the challenges often faced by people in unhealthy relationships, dodgy living situations and the endless search for happiness.

Erhard has an intense determination and D.I.Y mentality. In response to career obstacles, he began singing to become an independent songwriter and programmed computer software to build an online community. He has performed at venues ranging from 50,000 capacity stadiums to small, intimate clubs nationally and shared the stage or studio with artists such as Andy Mckee, Shakey Graves, American Authors, Keith Moseley / String Cheese Incident, The Meat Puppets, Soul Asylum, Tribal Seeds, The Flobots, and Passafire.
Venue Information:
Mesa Theater
538 Main St
Grand Junction, CO, 81501