The former music director of "A Prairie Home Companion," Peter Ostroushko, will give a concert at the Cultural Center in New York Mills at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. He will be accompanied by guitarist Danny Gotham.
Ostroushko has come to be regarded as one of the finest mandolin and fiddle players in acoustic music. His tours have taken him to the stages of clubs, performing arts centers, music festivals and theaters across North America and Europe, and he has earned an international reputation as a versatile and dazzling master of instrumentation and composition.
His recording contributions stand favorably alongside great Nashville session men of his generation. He's played with Jethro Burns, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins, Johnny Gimble, but his hometown Minneapolis' music scene has provided a fabulous variety of musical styles in which Peter remains unequaled: folk (Greg Brown, John Hartford, Taj Mahal, Robin and Linda Williams), bluegrass (Norman and Nancy Blake, Tim O'Brien and Hot Rize), jazz, classical, and even rock: his first recording session was an uncredited mandolin set on Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks," and his work is featured on Robin Holcomb's 1992 release "Rockabye."