Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Double-neck guitarist, Ian Ethan Case performs in Brandon

Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. — BRANDON — Brandon Music welcomes the Boston-based, multi-instrumentalist, Ian Ethan Case on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Case is best known for his innovative approach to the 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar. He has been performing in venues around the country for the past six years and is gaining in recognition both for his unique instrumental compositions and for the highly original playing methods which are required to perform them. Seven Days says, “Most bands would need four or six hands to create the layered rhythms and harmonies Ian Ethan delivers solo…” One of only about fi ve musicians worldwide to tackle the doubleneck guitar in earnest, Case fl uidly combines a staggering variety of self-invented playing techniques. Audiences consistently remark on the fascinating visual aspects of watching Ian play “as he rambunctiously weaves between fret boards, slapping and tapping the sounds of the guitar to life seemingly effortlessly in a style like you’ve never seen before,” (Port Orchard Independent, WA). Case’s music was featured in December, 2013 on the NPR program “Here & Now,” airing on virtually every NPR station in the U.S. Following this airing, Case performed his original works at the Boston Museum of Science Planetarium with four-time Grammy Award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen, with whom he continues to collaborate. In January, 2013 Case was invited to perform with some of the world’s foremost guitarists and bass players at the annual NAMM convention in Anaheim, California where he shared the stage with Robben Ford, Victor Wooten, Stu Hamm and Stanley Jordan, among others. Concert tickets are $15. Venue is BYOB. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon. For more info, call 802-465-4071 or e-mail info@brandon-music. net.

Photo by Sid Ceaser Ian Ethan Case

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