ian  james  stewart 

By Joergprivat (translated from German)

The Strangeways guitarist Ian Stewart brings out an extraordinary solo album. Many pieces about 5 minutes, the werrden not boring because Stewart really creative plays and sings.

I was really surprised at such a great album that is so individual that it contrasts right from everything else, whatever we hear in the melodic rock genre. Has become a quiet atmosphere with a beautiful album. I highly recommend it, for me the surprise of the year 2013.

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By rampantworld

'music for grown ups'

Unpigeonholeable 
great compositions great rock sound great guitars new rock music, such a pleasure to hear this guy doing something new with rock music, as the great Robert Wyatt says in the foreword, it's rock music for grown ups. Deserves attention. Just very impressed, fav track so far, Phosphorus, One More Time, Charlie Parker, heaven Knows, well I could go on as I am loving getting to know this record and this artist. Just happily surprised there are real musicians out there pushing their own creative envelopes . Bravo Ian James Stewart

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A word or two on Junk DNA from Robert Wyatt..


I well remember father Brian Eno's warning dictum concerning unhelpfully decorative clutter:

"every object obscures another".

And here's what is so refreshing about what Ian James Stewart does. there's everything you need and nothing you don't.

Ian's music has a hypnotic elegance. A magical touch - almost translucent at times - but with a warm pulse that really drives the music along with an organically focussed momentum.

Rock music for grownups.


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Ian was born in a small Scottish farmhouse, to the sound of his father's accordion. Started playing guitar in the mid-sixties, strumming along to his dad's records - Hank Williams and Johnny Cash as well as the popular music of the day.

Ian's sister Linda played piano, brother Billy played violin, and later his younger brother David took up bass guitar.

Ian started playing in their dad's band. A mix of scottish and country music. Next he found himself in a Glasgow band "the James Boys", playing material by such as Steely Dan, the Eagles, and Stevie Wonder.

After six months with them in Spain, Ian returned home to work on his own songs.

He managed to get hold of an old reel-to-reel tape recorder, bouncing ideas back and forth until he felt he'd got enough possibilities down to write and record his own music in own way.

after recording and touring with many of the best, Ian's really earned this.


Ian James Stewart's music has something to say, and does so in a way I find totally authentic.


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robert Y@.


Thank you Robert..!