Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On Deck: Anthony Ihrig

Our guest tonight on “Live From Studio 5!” is Anthony Ihrig, a Twin Cities acoustic musician and composer. Ihrig’s musical career began in 1999, when he co-founded a string band called Free Range Pickin’, which introduced “newgrass” music to the Midwest. Ihrig went on to play with award-winning The High 48s Bluegrass Band, followed by stints in the Mark Kreitzer Band and Walker Fields. Most recently, Ihrig recruited fiddler Eric Christopher, mandolin and pedal steel player Jed Germond, and upright bassist Dan Christensen-Cowan to form Anthony and his Almost Acoustic Ensemble. The quartet released their first studio album, Missing Ghosts in 2011. When Ihrig isn’t onstage, he’s teaching the next generation of music lovers how to play the banjo.

Tune into "Live From Studio 5!" tonight from 10 PM to Midnight on KFAI radio to hear Ihrig's unique musical talents.

- Erica Rivera

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