ian  james  stewart 

Junk DNA

By Denia Paleologos (GreekRebels - translated)

Weather expected to hear a little blues, a little "new" blues in the footsteps of Joe Bonamassa. Many differences from classic blues, things have become more "technical", but songs like "Phosphorus" can only steal your heart. Mostly tunes voice .. love! 8 minutes and went by smoke liiigo most forcefully was the guitar solos and was excellent. The "Big White Monkey" restores the classroom with dirty, American blues sounds. In more alternative style, "One More Time" .. emotional and extremely beautiful. Crossing the tracks "bogged down" more and more the notes and melodies. This is an album with a slow tempo sometimes optimistic sometimes non-optimistic melodies will rejoice to hear from beginning to end. The solo of "Heaven Knows" was the first that really did make my hair stand up. So beautiful, so blues .. And the "Know Is Nothing" keeps the magic alive.The atmosphere so unreal that in some places you're not sure how many different things you hear. I can not say anything less, but that I loved the Junk DNA. It is extremely mature and it is a job that I would choose to put my record collection and, without a second thought. Blues with influences from the past that meets today ..


Denia Paleologos


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.


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.


robert Y@.

Thank you Robert..!