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Ian Ethan: Music

Sneak Preview! "Butter II"

Preview a track from the soon-to-be-released double-disc album "Run Toward The Mountains", coming this summer! Stay tuned for pre-ordering information and more album news.

The Narrow Way (2012)

Consisting of nine original compositions and built around Ian's unique work on the kalimba and fretless guitar, "The Narrow Way" features some of the best up-and-coming musicians from around the country including Jeremy Kittel (viola, violin), Nathaniel Smith (cello), Matt Kilmer (percussion), Caleb Dolister (drums), Jason Rafalak (upright bass), Dylan Coleman (upright bass), and Edward Howe (5-string electric fiddle) as well as gorgeous cover photography by outdoor photographer Jim Stimson (Crowley Lake, CA) and award-winning portrait photographer Sid Ceasar (Nashua, NH.)

Into Open Land (2008)

Ian Ethan's debut CD Into Open Land (August 2008)--featuring nine original instrumental compositions performed on the acoustic double-neck guitar--comprises the first chapter of what promises to be a long, engaging, fruitful journey through the new musical territory that this unique 18-string instrument provides access to.

Includes the solo pieces "Appalachia By Air", "Into Open Land", "Along the Path", "North By Northeast", "The Gears of Man", and "Out From the Stars" (the latter featuring instrumental vocals by Elizabeth Dotson-Westphalen), as well as three pieces orchestrated for a full "band" (with bass, drums, percussion, and multiple double-necks all played by Ian) including "Call of the Hill", "Fourth Corner", and the meticulously crafted, climactic nine-minute closer "Sky Forest / Through the Storm / Rejoicing".