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Ian Beabout

Hi there everyone!

Ian Beabout here. Radio host, musician, struggling college student, and overall music enthusiast. I saw my first Tull show at age 3 and have been obsessive about all things prog ever since. Since before my teenage years, I've spent most of my time listening to Tull, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Floyd, Genesis, Yes, ELP, Henry Cow, Univers Zero, Magma, CAN, Van der Graaf Generator, Cardiacs, and countless others I'm forgetting.

NEARfest 2012 was the big moment for me when I realized, while watching Gosta Berlings Saga kill it in front of 1,002 people during their first (and only) US gig, that the modern prog scene was alive and well and needed my help! Since then, I've devoted my spare time and money to supporting the wonderful progressive music that's come out in the passed two decades. Part of this endeavor has been realized via my weekly radio show, Prog Rock Deep Cuts, which airs every Thursday from 7-10 pm on houseofprog.com (with archives on mixcloud.com/progrockdeepcuts). /shamelessplug

Anyway, I'm happy to be a contributing writer to the Art Rock Tendencies Blog and I hope we can discover something great!