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Friday
13
APR

Ian Ethan Case & integer Live at The Headwaters Theatre

20:00
23:00
The Headwaters Theatre
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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). Sharing the stage with Ian will be Portland-based instrumental trio integer comprised of Todd Marston on piano & keyboards, Andrew Jones on bass, and Micah Hummel on drums.

Ian Ethan Case
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.)

After a decade of composing and performing around the country largely under the radar, in 2015 a viral video of his song “Butter II” introduced his music to over 6 million listeners around the world in the course of a month. In addition to a record deal and endorsements with companies such as Ovation guitars and Boss pedals, 2016 and 2017 provided extensive touring opportunities throughout Europe and the United States, including two performances with a full symphony orchestra. Fingerstyle legend Don Ross invited Case to open for him in Ross’ then-hometown of Toronto, later describing his performance as “some of the most massively inventive musicianship I’ve ever heard/seen.” Other listeners have described his music as a cross between Michael Hedges and Pat Metheny.

His brand new album, “Earth Suite,” features nearly a dozen musicians from all over the globe, including four-time Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and internationally acclaimed percussionist Jamey Haddad. While the studio album features a large group and dense orchestration, Case brings much of that expansive sound to his 2018 national and international concert performances thanks to live looping and sound specialist Stephanie Case who records, layers, and manipulates Ian’s playing on the spot for a dynamic, truly symphonic effect that defies the typical “solo musician with a loop pedal” stereotype. As one first-time listener in California exclaimed, “Ian’s music is phenomenal - watching him play is not ‘listening to music’; it’s a full mind experience. Transporting.”

integer
integer is an original instrumental trio comprised of Todd Marston on piano & keyboards, Andrew Jones on bass, and Micah Hummel on drums. This collaborative project pushes the edges of each member's compositional skills while focusing on rhythmically and harmonically rich vehicles for improvisation. The trio blends influences ranging from post rock to 20th century classical music and modern jazz.