Ian McFeron got his start performing for dock workers and fishermen in the Irish pubs and dive bars along Shilshole Bay in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. When the single from his debut album, Don't Look Back was picked up by famed Seattle radio station KMTT 103.7 “The Mountain”, McFeron found himself on a larger stage, performing with international artists like Patty Griffin, Sister Hazel, Shawn Mullins, Brandi Carlile, Mike Doughty, Amos Lee, and Hayes Carll.
Early success in Seattle drew McFeron into a full-time recording and touring career. He would spend the next decade performing throughout the United States, growing a national audience and attracting media attention stretching across the Atlantic.
A compulsive writer whose songwriting has drawn comparisons to John Lennon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and David Gray, McFeron followed up his debut album with eight LP’s in the next twelve years. Currently, he performs in support of his 10th studio album, West Wind, recorded with Grammy-nominated producer and guitarist Doug Lancio (Bob Dylan, Tom Jones, Steve Earle, John Hiatt, Patty Griffin).
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“With a jingle of tambourine we get a likely candidate for album of the year - simple as… Soaked in California sunshine one minute, then deep in the dustbowl the next, it's like a greatest hits of everyone you like.”
-Rudie Humphrey Americana UK
“McFeron's music recalls classic, sweet-spot folk-rock 'n' roll favored by Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Jackie Greene and Bob Dylan.”
-Ben Salmon/The Bend Bulletin
"The Ian McFeron Band plays an earthy yet sophisticated blend of folk, rock, alternative-country and blues that belies the band's youthfulness. And it's danceable, too”
-Gene Stout, Seattle Music Critic
“The best song on Summer Nights came at me like a hammer blow… it could easily be a great lost Dylan song from the mid 1960's or more likely a brand new Justin Townes Earle Song- it really is that good.
-Alan Harrison, Maverick Magazine, UK
“McFeron's sound is like that ragged sweatshirt you slip on at the end of each day, knowing it's going to feel just right.”
"McFeron is a fine singer and songwriter, an alt-folk/rock/Americana performer who strikes a cool balance between the mellow and the edgy.”
-San Antonio Express-News