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Ian Penn

Genres: Folk

Upcoming gigs

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Ian Penn is a singer-songwriter from Mt. Arayat, Philippines. His songwriting was nurtured in the quiet of the countryside and on wide open highways. Raised by a family of music lovers and musicians, he started writing songs at 16 inspired by Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan. His onstage charisma and undeniable musicality captivated audiences, rapidly gaining him a following of fans in Metro Manila. A travelogue of songs written inspired during his travels on a nationwide tour in 2015 became his debut alt folk album “Water from the Creek”. It was released to critical acclaim, being hailed for wistfully nostalgic songs and lush instrumentation, evoking memories of youth and freedom. The album was crowdfunded by overwhelming support, with the campaign earning 128% of its goal. His songs are proof that the art of crafting melodic songs with richly-constructed narratives are truly timeless, resonating across generations. With the heart of a wanderer at the young age of 24, the itch to travel has led him to play shows nationwide from small, intimate venues to headlining shows at Teatrino, Greenhills. His upcoming tour in support of “Water from the Creek” spans Luzon to Mindanao. His previous tours have been another nationwide tour with Dragonfly Collector, and a Malaysian tour in January 2018. Written by Mariah Reodica