Ian first hit internationally in 1973 with "Painted Ladies". Over the years he has acquired a Juno award, four SOCAN classic awards for Painted Ladies, Right Before Your Eyes, Hold On and Pilot, a UNICEF Danny Kaye Humanitarian award, Juno and Gemini nominations, 15 albums and nearly as many top twenty records. Ian’s lyrics have been utilized in English textbooks while his songs have found international success with many artists such as Santana, America, Manfred Man, Chicago, Bette Midler and Ann Murray.
Ian founded the internationally acclaimed group The Boomers (1990-2000) that produced four acclaimed albums. When he isn’t performing his own shows, he also records and tours the country regularly with good friends Murray McLauchlan, Marc Jordan, and Cindy Church as Lunch At Allen’s.
He most recent CD “A Life In Song” looks back on a hits-heavy catalogue spanning more than four decades. Many of us grew up listening to Ian and he takes us back in time as he shares his songs and stories with us. Welcome back Ian.