Ian West makes music that pushes the boundaries of the Americana genre. Folk, rock and even punk elements blend to make a fresh voice in American roots music.

The latest single, “Mountain Nursery”, mixes the lyrical surrealism of Stephen Malkmus with the musical attitude of Lou Reed. The new EP, “Songs Eila Won’t Dance To”, was recorded at The Bomb Shelter studio in Nashville.

The five song record makes bold social and emotional expressions rarely found in the genre.


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