Ilya Toshinskiy

Hadley Music Group releases Red Grass by Ilya Toshinskiy

Ilya Toshinskiy is the former lead guitarist and banjoist for the Russian Grammy nominated band Bering Strait. Classically trained in a music conservatory in Moscow, he came to the United States as a young teenager and part of Bering Strait. The band was featured on 60 Minutes, had a documentary made about them (The Ballad of Bering Strait) and was signed to Universal South Records and released two critically acclaimed albums.

Ilya was quickly scooped up into the world of studio work in Nashville and was the first member to leave the band with so much studio work being offered to play on the records of others. We are thrilled that he was able to find the time to compose ten fantastic banjo instrumentals and record the album Red Grass for Hadley Music Group.The album is set for a release date of May 20, 2016 and includes a stellar group of supporting musicians such as Jerry Douglas on dobro, Bryan Sutton on acoustic guitar, Luke Bulla and Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, Andy Leftwich on mandolin to name just a few. Below is the EPK about the album.