End Where You Begin

by Ian Randall Thornton

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On February 22nd, 2014, Ian Randall Thornton released his debut EP “End Where You Begin”, a six track continuous song series about the beauty and difficulty of love in the context of change, life, and death. This soulful folk record is a journey of breathtaking tension and release. Intricate, heartfelt acoustic guitar and Ian’s rich baritone blend with tasteful string arrangements and other instruments that seem to enter and exit like a brilliantly choreographed play. Poetic and descriptive lyrics draw you into a cinematic narrative that feels like a good conversation flowing from layer to layer of the weighty topic. For such a lofty conceptual album it remains approachable, human and personal while leaving the listener feeling enriched, embraced and contemplative.


released February 22, 2014

Album credits
Produced by - Ian Randall Thornton and Ryan Meadows
Engineered by - Ryan Meadows and Junior Favela at collector studios
Mixed by - Jonathan Santana
Mastered by - Matt Ruckle
Photography by - Randall Thornton
Graphic design by - Manny Gonzalez
Songs written and arranged by - Ian Randall Thornton

Electric guitar - Gabe Rosenfarb
Drums - Jacob Dyer
Violin - Jessi Hunt
Violin and viola - Jenni Hunt
Piano - Junior Favela
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, upright bass, ukulele and vocals - Ian Randall Thornton



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Ian Randall Thornton Norfolk, Virginia

Ian Randall Thornton is a locally grown musician and song writer from Norfolk, Virginia. He plays many instruments in multiple genres, but prefers the unadulterated simplicity of folk music as the setting to display his more weighty lyrical content and concepts. Though Thornton is still in his early twenties, his maturity, insights and experience are far beyond his years. ... more

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