Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter. Known for his storytelling and skillful use of language, Ian has independently released five albums of original material while touring throughout the country. Performer Magazine called Ian "a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States." To that end, Ian performed a solo set at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival and with Providence, RI's Smith&Weeden as his backing band at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival.
Following the release of his most recent album, You Won't Even Know I'm Gone, Ian decided to form a band of his own for the first time. Known as Something Else, the band includes Seamus Weeden (also of Smith & Weeden) and MorganEve Swain and James Maple (both also of The Huntress & Holder of Hands). Ian's work with MorganEve stretches back to sessions in 2008 for his third record, and all three band members contributed to You Won't Even Know I'm Gone. Together, they are reinterpreting songs of Ian's both new and old, with many being performed by a band for the very first time.
Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music and backwoods blues meet in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers have drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things
Considered and more. The Washington Post calls them “a force of nature”; The New Yorker says “Between the fiddle, string bass, drums and slide guitar, you won't know what hit you.”
The Tarbox Ramblers have released two albums on the Rounder label, toured throughout North America and Europe, and shared the stage with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller, Dave
Alvin and more. The band's songs can be heard in TV shows like Sons of Anarchy and Supernatural.
All Things Considered: “Homemade rock ‘n’ roll with a dose of rattlesnake venom and gospel-drenched howling.”
AllMusic.com: “…Starkly beautiful textures that are drenched in sepia-toned images, and black and white newsreels from the focal point of the ravaged human heart… a slash and burn affair that
holds it secrets close, and offers its dirty treasures abundantly and regally…"
Calgary Sun: “For our money Tarbox is the most evocative and distinctive blues-roots artist to come down the pike in ages.”
The Boston Globe: "Intoxicatingly original”
Twangville: "At the heart of Tarbox’s music is his guitar, as raw as it is charismatic. It creates an electricity that courses through every song"