11th & Grant With Eric Funk

11th & Grant with Eric Funk is the premiere outlet for music performance in Montana, seeking out the state's most acclaimed, accomplished, and pioneering talent. The Emmy winning performance series also devotes significant time to each artist's personal story, insights into their music and their approach to life, ultimately providing a deeper experience than a seat at a concert. Accomplished composer and musician Eric Funk serves as host and artistic director, hand selecting each performer from communities around the state to form a diverse series featuring genres from jazz to classical, country to zydeco, and rock to fusion.

John Floridis (No. 803)

First Aired Thursday, November 15, 2012

John Floridis brings his adventurous instrumental pieces and compelling vocal tunes to 11th & Grant, showcasing his own style forged from jazz-rock fusion, rhythm and blues/Motown, original pop-rock and others. 

Every great creative artist is looking for a unique sound unlike anyone else; singular, distinctive, their voice. When it happens, the world listens to a new sound. John Floridis brings his adventurous instrumental pieces and compelling vocal tunes to 11th & Grant, showcasing his own style forged from jazz-rock fusion, rhythm and blues/Motown, original pop-rock and others. Floridis has had a Missoula, Montana address since 1993, calling the ‘Big Sky’ country home. He has been named Missoula's best musician by the Missoula Independent and performed in the Western region for over a decade. "First and foremost I am a musician. I love the sound of an acoustic guitar in it's most naked form, but I also love the sound of it plugged in and feeding back. I want to captivate people with all the components of my music- the vocals, the words and the pure manipulation of sound." 

John Floridis

11th & Grant with Eric Funk is proudly supported by these Individuals and Montana Businesses:

Funders for this season of 11th & Grant

To find out how you can support the show that supports Montana artists, contact: aaron_pruitt@montanapbs.org

Directed by:
Scott Sterling

Produced by:
Paul "Gomez" Routhier

Audio Director:
Jeremiah Slovarp - Jereco Studios, Inc.

Executive Producer
Aaron Pruitt

- 11th & Grant is a production of KUSM-TV/MontanaPBS, MSU-Bozeman -

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Awards

John Floridis won the 2013 Emmy Award in Arts and Entertainment Program Special category.