From Ian's website: "A songwriter genuinely literate, sometimes almost literary, Ian is an original craftsman. He has developed a distinctively expressive guitar style, which perhaps explains his ever-growing popularity in the blues world, but the truth is he isn't a blues artist. Roots music continues to form the foundation of his sound, but there are no boundaries in place at this point, and the emphasis lies firmly on entertaining everyone present, not just the guitar fans. Ian igned to Ruf Records in 2003 following a personal introduction to US record producer, David Z (Prince - Purple Rain). His debut album 'INSIDE' (Ruf1094) was released in October of that year. On return from America in September 2005, Ian began a lengthy artistic process based around the roots artists who had inspired him as a teenager. The resulting album, 'WHERE I BELONG' (Ruf1120), was released in January 2007, produced by Matt Butler. Ian spent much of 2008 writing new material, and at the beginning of 2009 sessions began in Bath's famous Riverside Studios, resulting in the five track EP, 'DEMONS AND DOUBTERS' (Equator). His music remains based in roots, and his signature bluesy guitar licks have not gone away, but the emphasis is now firmly on the songs.