Bluegrass Emcee

As much as I enjoy performing live music, I think what I love most about being on stage is making authentic connections with audiences through stories, humor and banter.

That is why I am thrilled to have this opportunity to emcee a great new event—The Parkway Pick-off // Battle of the Bluegrass Bands at one of my favorite local venues, The Parkway Theater in south Minneapolis on Friday, May 24th!

Emcee Anthony at The Parkway Pick-off!

One of the things that has always drawn me to bluegrass music is the sense of community shared by musicians, jammers and fans of the genre. I’m really excited to be part of this inaugural event and hope it becomes a new gathering place for our little community and a place where new bands and new friends can join the fold 🎻

Learn more about the event at: https://theparkwaytheater.com/all-events/bluegrass-battle-of-the-bands

New Live Album w/ The High 48s!

I’m very happy to announce that the bluegrass band I play banjo in, The High 48s, have just put the finishing touches on our new live album Wham! Bam! Thank You Braham! — which we recorded last November at the Wiese Auditorium in Braham, MN.

I’m particularly excited about this album because it features new versions of some of my original songs like “Great Northern Railroad” and “Rewriting My Memories” which I actually sing this time (I had our previous lead singer record them on other albums). There is also a new version of my banjo instrumental “Over the Clover” which now features a killer guitar solo (I just played rhythm guitar on the original recording).

Overall, I’m really proud of how this album turned out, I think it represents our current sound and captures the energy of our live shows. Check it out and let me know what you think!