Ian Blurton – Interview

Ian Blurton – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you? 

IB: Rock and Roll Song and Dance Man


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

IB: I’m 54, been playing live since I was 16. I’ve been to the crossroads.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

IB: Jimi Hendrix, Budgie, Robert Anton Wilson, The Kool-Aid Man


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

IB: I’m living the dream and my goals are writing/playing wicked jams. My goal is to have respect for those that return the favour.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

IB: I write the songs and this record is about death/mortality and getting the most out of life


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

IB: Honestly word of mouth is still a great tool so if you play a good show or put out a good record people will talk.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

IB: I think any support from fans is welcome and encouraged, the problems start when people start dipping their hands into the pot before the band has a chance to.


PD: What’s your outlook on the record industry today?

IB: I don’t have much contact with the industry, I deal mostly with people making music (I produce records for a living) and I find that very inspiring.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

IB: Manic Depression/Jimi Hendrix because it’s such a great riff and it tackles it’s subject matter really well.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

IB: I don’t really have any. I can let almost anything ride unless there is disrespect involved.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

IB: It happens a lot as I get to work with tons of great musicians/people. That said last year I made a record with Twink from The Pink Fairies/Hawkwind/etc and it was such a great time and my current band Future Now with Anna Ruddick, Glenn Milchem and Aaron Goldstein is really a lot of fun to play in


PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there

IB: We are playing The Starlight in Kitchener on the release date of Signals Through The Flames (June 7) with 2 great bands Hawkeyes and Rough Spells and I think our record release party (Sat July 20 at The Horseshoe/Toronto)  will be a ripper as we will be coming in hot from a tour and demoing songs for our next record.

Ian Blurton links:
Band/Artist location – Canada
Discogs – Bandcamp – Wikipedia – Twitter – Last Fm

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