Let It Ride
"Ian McFeron is among the latest to earn the description 'Dylanesque.'" -Gene Stout, Pop Music Critic, Seattle Post Intelligencer The Ian McFeron Band exploded onto the Seattle music scene when, shortly after releasing their debut album, Don't Look Back (2003), the band was discovered by "The Mountain" in Seattle (AM-formatted KMTT at 103.7 FM). Within months, the first single, Love Me Twice, edged out songs by Modest Mouse, Bob Schneider, The Bo Deans, and Ray LaMontagne in The Mountain's 'New Music Throwdown,' a weekly competition where listeners vote for their favorite of two new songs. The band went on to share the spotlight with international and national artists such as Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Shawn Mullins, Amos Lee, Sister Hazel, Julia Fordham, Carbon Leaf, The Hothouse Flowers, and Jars of Clay. A prolific songwriter whose lyrical prose and fervent work ethic has drawn comparisons to Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams, McFeron has released a steady stream of albums: Don't Look Back (2003), A Long Way To Freedom (2005), Fistfight With Father Time (2006). Let It Ride (2007) marks the band's fourth full length LP- a fourteen-track narrative spanning themes of love and heartbreak, faith and despair, political corruption and hope. 'The Ian McFeron Band plays an earthy yet sophisticated blend of folk, rock, alternative-country and blues that belies the band's youthfulness. And it's danceable, too.' -Gene Stout, Pop Music Critic, Seattle Post Intelligencer.