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IAN FERGUSON
Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

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Songbyrd Presents

Friday August 9, 2019

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Ian Ferguson can do it all. No, really—the Nashville musician played all the instruments and did all the engineering for his song “State of Gold,” the first single off his forthcoming debut album of the same name.

Ferguson is part of a troupe of retro raconteurs with a taste for the strange sonics of the ‘70s, young punks who grew up digging Bowie, Wire and Bolan in equal measure. Artists like The Lemon Twigs, The Nude Party, and Ferguson’s tour-mate Ron Gallo are amongst Ferguson’s contemporaries, and “State of Gold” is proof of that. Underneath the dust and grit is a sinewy glam track that wouldn’t feel out of place on, say, Electric Warrior. The devil is in the details here—the background vocals that sound like a room full of heads humming with the great over-spirit, that faint acoustic guitar sidewinding through the dirty-blues leads—and it makes Ferguson’s track more than the sum of its collective inspirations.