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.

Christmas with Philip Aaberg (No. 906)

First Aired Thursday, December 19, 2013

Philip Aaberg performs original holiday music and spirited Christmas favorites on 11th & Grant. Pristine silences and melodic expanses paint an audible portrait of the sweeping Montana landscape.

Philip Aaberg brings his original holiday music and spirited Christmas favorites to 11th & Grant, infused with his expressive sound. The holidays are a special time for Aaberg. “The Christmas Eve of my childhood was full of wildness and excitement, wonder and reverence, peace and awe. Music was a huge part of that. The traditional carols in this recording live on for a very good reason, and I tried to re-imagine the melodies and go deeply into the lyrics to make them live anew.” 

Although classically trained, Philip celebrates many traditions with his compositions. He weaves strains of blues and bluegrass as well as rock and new music throughout his melodic tapestries. Besides playing piano with the Boston Pops and participating in the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival, Philip has appeared with Peter Gabriel, Elvin Bishop, and the Doobie Brothers.

Aaron Pruitt/Stevee Sterling

Christmas with Philip Aaberg

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 -