Welcome to the Official Website of Acoustic Double-Neck Guitarist Ian Ethan Case and the home of Open Land Music.
"Run Toward The Mountains" Released 11/24 On Candyrat Records!
Recorded over a period of 19 months beginning in January 2014, "Run Toward The Mountains" contains just over 1 hour, 32 minutes of music and features both solo double-neck compositions (Disc 1), and--at the other end of the spectrum--deeply-layered studio versions of several live looping compositions (Disc 2.)
Click here to order and/or listen to the album! (2-CD Set or High-Quality Download options)
Also available on iTunes and Amazon.
Ovation Guitars recently invited Ian to their Oxnard, CA headquarters to film this short feature video. Ian's main instrument has always been and continues to be the Ovation double-neck acoustic seen here. Watch for upcoming Ovation-sponsored guitar clinics by Ian in the US and Europe!
"Run Toward The Mountains" Press!
"Run Toward The Mountains" was recently played on 130 public radio stations across the U.S. on the well-known Echoes show with John Diliberto!
The album is also receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews in the US, Canada, & Europe:
“Few musicians tackle the challenging double-neck guitar, and perhaps few have done it with the intellectual intensity and skill of Ian Ethan Case. Case's inventive multi-layered compositions are like nothing you've heard before. His new album, Run Toward The Mountains, is both meditative and commanding.” - The Christian Science Monitor
"A sonic feast, an epic journey both aurally and conceptually...Each piece is a mini-symphony that holds the attention fully. Run Toward the Mountains [is] a major achievement which is sure to confirm Case among the ranks of significant artists at work today." - Céline Keating, Minor7th.com
"His new recording, Run Toward the Mountains, is a transfixing brand of energetic minimalism, with intense grooves and a harmonic sense reminiscent of Pat Metheny's best moments." - Don Ross, 2x winner, US National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition
"...sets standards not only in the field of acoustic guitar...he will probably be rightly regarded as one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." - Andreas Schiffmann, MusikReviews.de