Over the past two decades, guitar ace Ian Moore has proven a restless and creative spirit. But when he got started in Austin way back when, he was a hotshot blues-rock guitarist as evidenced by the electric sounds of his self-titled 1993 debut.
Moore’s no stranger to these parts, especially this year, since he’s been touring behind his excellent new power-pop album, El Sonido Nuevo. But this visit is the rare one in which he’s looking back, though likely without the puffy, paisley shirts. Moore has reunited his original band — keyboardist Bukka Allen, bassist Chris White and drummer Michael Villegas — for a short tour, its first in nearly 15 years. The set will feature songs from the Moore’s self-titled 1993 debut, 1995’s Modernday Folklore and an unreleased third album, the last one featuring that lineup (many of the songs from that recording were re-recorded and released on Moore’s 2000 album And All the Colors. There are also plans to finally release that album.
In addition to the band’s shows Thursday and Friday at the Continental Club, Moore will be signing posters at 8 p.m. Thursday at Sig’s Lagoon, 3622-E Main. Starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, the first 50 people to show a ticket for Thursday’s show will receive a free mini-poster for the event.
Ian Moore Original Band
Thursday and Friday
www.continentalclub.com or 713-529-9899