Guitarist Ian C. Bouras pushes aside Ataxia with new String Endorsement and Upcoming Gigs
Bouras forges his own unique musical path, inspires others while bringing awareness to his rare neurological disorder
NEW YORK, NY – September 28, 2015 – (GuitarPR) – Guitarist Ian C. Bouras, who has publicly challenged his rare and progressive neurological disorder, Ataxia, has landed a new string endorsement deal with StringJoy and announced two upcoming gigs in New York State.
With Ataxia, Bouras is dealing with a condition that contributes to the deterioration of his coordination, affecting his ability to play the guitar in the same way he did earlier in his career. To counter this progressing disability, he has developed a unique method of Live Looping to create amazing music as a composer, musician and engineer all at once.
StringJoy’s sponsorship of Bouras will allow him to reach more guitar enthusiasts with his music and his message that serves to inspire others, at the same time bringing much needed attention and support to a disease which is unknown to the vast majority of people.
Bouras says, “I’m thrilled to be associated with StringJoy, a company who is known for its support of both musicians and important causes. They donate 5% of their net profits to support music education by selecting a different organization to support every month, and mixing it up between organizations at the international, national, and local level.”
Ian C. Bouras will be appearing Tuesday, October 13th at 8:00pm at Boulder Coffee Company in Rochester, NY and on Friday, October 16th at 2:00pm at Utica Brews in Utica, NY. Bouras will have his CD’s available at both events, but instead of accepting money for them directly, he will ask that a donation be made to the National Ataxia Foundation.
Ian Charles Bouras is a guitarist and producer from New York City.
He is one of the main songwriters, and the guitar player for NYC rock/reggae band AñaVañA.
AñaVañA’s self-titled debut record (2004) showcases his songwriting, guitar playing and producing.
Ian was nominated by Billboard Magazine to be among the top songwriters in 2004 and 2005 for his work with AñaVañA.
Since receiving his audio engineering degree, Ian has produced, mixed, and played guitar and bass on records in all genres from rock to spoken word, and is now working as a freelance audio engineer.
Ian produced, played guitar, bass, and mixed AñaVañA’s second release entitled "R*U*B" (2005), which was called: “Sophisticated and musically brilliant… a magnetic hybrid of music… a refreshing 2nd full length record… a distinct sound-from shy to outright strident” --- RACHEL ROKICKI (The Deli Magazine)
His first solo release on SDMP Records, entitled “A Cure For Reality” (2007), has Ian producing, playing guitar, keys, bass, programming drums, and mixing, and earned him attention from music fans and critics alike: “A surprisingly unique and fresh sound. Artists like this are responsible for the evolution of musical genres." --- Blips and Beeps
Ian's second release was, "By Company They Mean Me", and is the only "digital-only" release for SDMP Records, and is described as "epic orchestral music with classical guitars", a unique blend of electronic and live music.
His newest release, "The Certainty Of Being Found", finds Ian experimenting further with the mix of dub reggae with spanish and classical guitars. There are also 6 guitar interludes, which clearly show the emotion that Ian puts into his music.
Ian is continuing work as an engineer on several projects to be released throughout 2010, and is in pre-production for his next solo offering.
To learn more about Ian or SDMP Records, please visit: www.sdmprecords.com