Ian Richardson was born and raised on the South Shore of Massachusetts. A talented guitarist and drummer by the age of 15 led to an early career in music, playing bars and clubs all over the South Shore. He still continues to work in Massachusetts as well as many other states and venues, averaging about 250 shows a year. \'Surrogate Mind\' is a collection of songs that have summed up the past 10 years of Ian\'s life. By no means a concept album, just a collection of songs inspired by the years gone by.