Music

Songwriting

Songwriting is a passion of mine. I love to write lyrics, melodies and instrumentals in all kinds of styles, particularly in the acoustic genres of folk, bluegrass and Americana.

Below is a sampling of my songwriting from various musical projects that I am, or have been, involved in– take a listen!

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  • MISSING GHOSTS
    Singer
    A haunting newgrass number in B minor
    Anthony Ihrig - Missing Ghosts Album Cover
  • OVER THE CLOVER
    Instrumental
    Upbeat melodic banjo tune inspired by spring time in MN
    Anthony Ihrig - Missing Ghosts Album Cover
  • GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD
    Singer (feat. Marty Marrone on vocals)
    The true story of my grandfather who worked for the Great Northern Railway
    The High 48s - Great Northern Railroad Album Cover
  • HEAVY PEDAL
    Instrumental
    Hard-driving banjo instrumental inspired by the bends and slides of the pedal steel guitar
    The High 48s - Daddy was a Bank Robber Album Cover
  • Red Lights on the Radio Tower
    Singer
    Nebraska, with a broken heart, now that's a lonesome state to drive in
    Anthony Ihrig - Missing Ghosts Album Cover
  • MISSISSISSY STRUT
    Instrumental
    Funky banjo number ode to cruising along the Mississippi in my old '66 Impala
    Anthony Ihrig - Missing Ghosts Album Cover
  • VEIL OF EVERYDAY
    Singer
  • DARRINGTON
    Instrumental (Feat. Randy Kohrs on dobro & Mike Compton on mandolin)
    Written after playing the Darrington Bluegrass Festival in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of WA
  • Naughty Gnome
    Instrumental