The folks at LR Baggs design and build truly innovative, world-class tools for amplifying acoustic stringed instruments. Ian uses the "StagePro Anthem" and "Lyric" internal mic/preamp systems in his double-neck guitars.
Presonus' Firestudio and Firestudio Mobile audio interfaces are at the heart of Ian's live performance setup, and were also used for most of the recording on the new kalimba album "The Narrow Way" (Sept. 8, 2012.) In addition, Ian's live sound engineer relies exclusively on Presonus Studio One 2 software for all live mixing duties.
Nashua, New Hampshire-based Sid Ceaser is the talented artist/photographer who took most of the high-quality photos seen on this website (with the exception of the "Open Land" banner at top, taken by Orah Moore.)
A true pioneer on the orchestral harp and one of the only harpists in the world to successfully and compellingly use the instrument in a jazz setting, Motoshi and Ian have performed together multiple times and occupy a similar realm of music somewhere at the intersection of jazz, chamber music, world, blues, new age, and instrumental folk.