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Born in Scotland in 1946 Ian found himself in groups, most notably, the Fairport Convention, as lead singer with Sandy Denny. Drawing from among his musical friends in Fairport, Matthews recorded his first, and notable, solo album, Matthew’s Southern Comfort, an album with both feet planted in American vernacular music. With writer/singer Andy Roberts he then formed Plainsong in 1972 and recorded the famous, In Search of Amelia Earhart, establishing his credentials as a serious songwriter. Plainsong was short lived and Matthews then moved to Los Angeles, recording, Valley Hi, with producer Michael Nesmith in the Elektra funded Countryside Studio. Countryside was a Michael Nesmith effort to record non-Nashville country oriented music that could benefit from the superb musician pool in Los Angeles. Unfortunately Valley Hi was released just before Holzman left Elektra to become Chief Technologist of the parent, Warner Communications, Inc. Today, Valley Hi’s reputation is growing and it is one of the true gems of the later Elektra catalog.
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