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Ian Richardson, Duxbury troubador

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Ian Richardson

I first met Ian Richardson when he was a 16 year old kid looking to drum in my Boston area Grateful Dead cover band, American Beauty, back in the 90’s. He did an exceptional job and played several gigs with us as an underage musician. Don’t tell anyone. He has since pulled a David Grohl and become a formidable guitarist-singer-songwriter. One of his songs (“The Beer Song” if I’m not mistaken) made the scrap pile of an MTV feature, which must be worthy of SOME kind of honor. He’s also one of several of my Boston friends who has personally encountered Juliana Hatfield (see post below). An excerpt of that went like this:
Ian: “So I’m from Duxbury, too!”
Juliana: “I’m sorry.”
Go check out Ian’s myspace page and listen to his track “Nothing At All.” Then consider buying his CD Surrogate Mind. You can hear Ian live on almost any given night in the Boston area.

PS: found this impromptu performance by Ian on youtube.


Written by glennfink

June 29, 2011 at 8:35 am

Posted in folk, music, rock, songwriter

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  1. Hey Glen! The Beer Song WAS chosen for an MTV show, but ended up on the cutting room floor! The Juliana Hatfield story is true… Met her at The Avalon in Boston when her band played with Madder Rose…must have been 96′ or 97’….when i tild her i was from Duxbury, she replied, “Im sorry to hear that…” Said with a smirk, so it wasn’t like she was being rude….I dont think! Great blurb about me! Thank You! I am still plugging away playing 5 – 6 nights a week all over Boston and The South Shore, but i now spend my days as a Realtor in Duxbury, MA

    Ian Richardson

    July 5, 2011 at 10:45 am

  2. Anyway, any time you make an album, thereā€ s always a few things that get left on the cutting room floor.

    Molly Nyman z

    December 31, 2011 at 8:45 pm

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