Ivory Bridge plays original music with all acoustic Bluegrass instrumentation. Vocally, the band features powerful solo, duet and trio harmony arrangements. Ivory Bridge also presents a unique repertoire of musical styles that include: progressive hard driving bluegrass, blues, spiritual, old time, western swing and contemporary Americana, mostly composed by the band members themselves. The members of Ivory Bridge are as diverse as the music they play.
When they write the book on Peter Ostroushko, they may mention that he loved his family and music and cooking and baseball. But there's no doubt they'll say he was one of the most accomplished instrumentalists and gifted composers of his generation.
The die was cast early on. Growing up in the Ukrainian community of northeast Minneapolis, Peter heard mandolin, balalaika and bandura tunes played by his father and family friends at get-togethers in their home and in church. It's the music that still echoes in Peter's memory and provides the basis for many of his compositions.
The musical road that led Peter to this point has had its share of twists and turns. He was still in high school when his career as a professional musician began. Asked to compose and play the music for a one-man staging of A Christmas Carol, Peter fell in love with theater. Soon he was honing his skills at the Children's Theatre School in Minneapolis.