Ian Fisher & The Band (support: Prinz Grizzley)
Ian Fisher, the American born and Vienna based songwriter, will return to the Stadtsaal with his band and the Austrian country artist, Prinz Grizzley. Fisher has been a part of the Viennese scene for over thirteen years, with his music everywhere from the Theater in der Josefstadt to FM4. In February, he and his band made up of American piano virtuoso, Ryan Thomas Carpenter, South African pedal steel guitarist, Rich Case, and Camillo Jenny, Ema Krimplstätter, and Lukas Pamminger, all sweethearts of the Salzburg jazz scene and members of the band Steaming Satellites, will perform songs from Fisher's new album, American Standards, and new single recorded with Paul Gallister of Wanda. As a special guest, the Vorarlberg cowboy, Prinz Grizzley, will play his first concert in Vienna since the release of his new album "to my green mountains home”.
Ian Fisher & The Band
Ian Fisher & The Band
Ian Fisher & The Band (support: Mat Austin)
Ian Fisher & The Band (support: Accidental Bird)
It's been more than a decade since Ian Fisher left his home state of Missouri and moved to Europe, forever changing his life and his music. With songs that combine an international lyrical perspective and a world-traveler’s musical influences with Americana roots, Fisher has remained on the road ever since emigrating, penning over one and a half thousand songs while also playing hundreds of concerts around Europe, North America, and Africa. His fourteen independently released albums have earned praise from outlets like Rolling Stone — who described him as one of the new Americana artists you need to know and his 2018 release, Idle Hands, as "half Americana and half Abbey Road-worthy pop”. With his newest album, American Standards, “Fisher taps into a sound that is at once moving and different” (Glide Magazine), further braking the mold of the singer-songwriter with a collection of socially-conscious and diverse songs that veer between acoustic, stripped-down arrangements and full-band performances. Americana Highways writes, ”What’s instantly noticeable with Ian Fisher is how he manages to shuffle the gold pan of his natural Missouri Americana nuggets with his now expatriate Euro-pop morsels to produce a Euro-Americana hybrid showcase.” Like the artist himself, Fisher’s music resonates far beyond the borders of genres and countries.