Mark Pickerel & the Peyote 3 + Ian Moore & the Mescal 4
Join us for an evening of soulful music with artists Mark Pickerel & the Peyote 3 + Ian Moore & the Mescal 4 as part of BIMA’s first ever Mojo Rhythm & Blues Festival, a four day weekend of live music and events happening July 11-14.
About the Artists
Mark Pickerel has quite the back story which started as playing drums for seminal grunge faves The Screaming Trees. He has since played on albums with Mark Lanegan, The Dusty 45s, Brandi Carlile, Neko Case and Nirvana and then stepped out as a frontman for various groups including Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands and now The Peyote 3.
Austin-based blues-rocker Ian Moore first gained experience touring as a guitarist with Joe Ely which led the way to a solo tour opening for the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top, later signing with Capricorn; three records followed from 1993-1995: Ian Moore, Live from Austin EP, and Modernday Folklore.
Ian’s musical journey has been vast and ambitious. His first two records pushed the envelope of the blues/rock genre, including psychedelic, power pop, and heavy art influences. His mid-period, coinciding with a move to the Pacific Northwest, found him exploring psychedelic folk on records such as his YepRoc records, Luminaria, which No Depression said belonged alongside Grant Lee Phillips and Wilco, channeling Scott Walker and the Beach Boys. Pop Matters put it succinctly as they summed up his career to date, saying “sure, he’s got his peers, but he’s ballsier than Josh Rouse, bluesier than Josh Ritter, grittier than Matthew Sweet, brainier than Ryan Adams, and more muscular than Grant-Lee Phillips. Moores transformation from trade bluesman to restless pop chameleon may be most closely echoed by Chris Whitley” which is short form of saying that Moore is not easily tagged by genre and comparison, and in his diversity and understanding of form, he is unique in his time.