Anthony Pirog is a guitarist who currently lives in New York City but honed his unique take on freely improvised music while living in the Washington DC area. He is a guitarist well versed in many genres of music and performs as a solo musician, in a duo with cellist Janel Leppin and leads his own trio and sextet. As a composer, he is adventurous and explores the possibilities that the guitar, both acoustic and electric, has to offer. He has recently released his first solo CD on Sonic Mass Records titled Beginning to End, which is a collection of guitar improvisations.
Mr. Pirog has mastered the use of many effects pedals and his performances produce an eclectic set of improvisations. He has toured the U.S. extensively and performed with Elliott Sharp and Mary Halvorson and has opened for such people as Peter Brotzmann, Andrea Parkins, Susan Alcorn, Marshall Allen, Evan Parker, Alan Licht, Jandek, Matmos and Eugene Chadbourne. For more information, please visit Mr. Pirog’s websites: www.anthonypirog.com; www.sonicmassrecords.com.