Ian, grew up on the southeast side of spokane, where he first
picked up the harp. "On The Road Again" by Canned Heat
was playing on the radio and "that was it"; he said so long
to the piano teacher and went to work. First, it was harp riffs
in rock songs by J. Geils, War, Stones, Zepplin, etc. Then,
later turned to the source that inspired them: Blues. "To my
ear, Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, Reggae, Ska, etc. are all just
different kinds of Blues."