Mountain Xpress and City Lights Bookstore present: Ian Moore

New York native Ian Moore has been a performer in Western North Carolina for over a decade. He’s known for his theatrical productions, short films and vaudeville inspired acts, including “The Tiny Alphabet Show” recently featured at The 2014 Fringe Festival.

Moore has composed a ballet, The Scarlet Letter, which was funded in part by the Asheville Arts Council and performed in 2007 and 2009 at the Diana Wortham Theater. He is also the host of a weekly mountain music session, which has been held at several restaurants in Sylva since 2000, and writes and produces original scores to silent films screened at the Jackson County Public Library. Moore has appeared in Asheville as a frequent guest performer with local band Hellblinki Sextet and as a regular feature in the local busking scene. In fact, you can look for him near the flat iron statue in front of the Xpress’ offices on Wall Street.

You can hear (and see) more from Moore at or check out his self-produced albums at Or, if you’re up for a drive over the mountain, you can catch his weekly mountain music night at Sylva’s Guadalupe Cafe on Tuesdays.

City Lights Book Store is an independent bookstore located right off Sylva’s downtown Main Street.  They have been locally-owned, selling new and used books, gifts, journals and maps, since 1984. For more information on City Lights visit or

Check back each week for a new video from Mountain Xpress featuring Asheville and WNC musicians.

Ian Moore performing “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes” at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC. (Carrie Eidson/ Mountain Xpress)


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About Carrie Eidson
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