I recently ran into this video by Ian Ethan Case and was blown away. His amazing talent is to rock a double-necked acoustic guitar with two-handed tapping, strumming, and harmonics. Believe me, it falls squarely in the “face-melting” category of guitar playing.
Coinciding with my own personal discovery of him, he happened to be releasing a new album the same week. The fates seem to be aligned!
So, I did the natural thing. I took the hint from that cosmic coincidence and wanted to share his music with you.
A bit of background…
Ian is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist, best known for this (aforementioned) innovative approach to the 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar.
While he’s been playing and writing for over 8 years, he’s gaining increasing awareness lately thanks to popular YouTube videos and recognition by the industry in general
His newest album, “Earth Suite” combines his powerful fingerstyle playing with a number of other musicians.
Check out the album trailer:
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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.)
His latest album, Earth Suite, is the result of a two-year sustained recording and production effort and features a dozen musicians from all over the globe.
“This is really the first chance I’ve had to put together a large group of musicians and make an album where every track is a fully-realized version of what the underlying composition wants to be. I’m still doing everything I do when I play solo, but now having all these other instruments added to that makes it possible to clarify the melodies and counter-melodies, bring out the dynamic shapes, highlight contrasts, and generally color in the black-and-white outline of what’s possible for me in a solo context.”
Ian Ethan Case – acoustic double-neck guitar, fretless guitar, archtop guitar, nylon string guitar, kalimba
Amir Milstein – flute
Eugene Friesen – cello
Bertram Lehmann – percussion
Jamey Haddad – percussion
Jeff Willet – percussion
Jharis Yokley – drums
G Maxwell Zemanovic – drums
Tony Connaway – bass violin
Yun-Yang Lin – cello
Casson Scowcroft – trombone
Mao Soné – flugelhorn, trumpet
Angelika Schafer – voice