What do Big Maceo, Peter Gabriel, Shenandoah, Elvin Bishop, a Yamaha grand piano and Dr. Funk have in common? Philip Aaberg.
Versatile is the new record, and the concert. Both happen in Helena, Montana, on Saturday November 11. A record release party – the
CD will be available for the first time at the concert.


9. Oct


Welcome to the new Sweetgrass Music website! We are excited to have everything under one roof, so to speak. Cruise around, listen to some audio clips, and let us know if you have any comments or questions. Ordering should be very easy through the new General Store. Our newest release, Versatile, is featured on these …
9. Oct
Versatile - behind the scenes

Versatile - behind the scenes

As the new CD Versatile developed, Philip decided to record a few of the pieces in Helena. New hammers were installed on the Yamaha grand piano over the summer, and he'd played it enough to get things broken in. So some voicing was in order. In other words, let the tweaking begin! Master piano technician …
Now Available: Digital Downloads
All recordings are now available in individual track and full album download, as well as on CD.

about sweetgrass music

Sweetgrass Music was founded in 1974 in Oakland by Grammy-nominated composer and pianist, Philip Aaberg. In 2002, Aaberg and Sweetgrass Music migrated back to Chester, Montana where he was born and raised. Today, Sweetgrass Music is owned and operated by Aaberg and his journalism-trained wife, Patty. The pair now have full control over his music—from the writing to the distribution. Since returning to his hometown, Aaberg's musical focus has transitioned to sonic illustrations of places and landscapes, with a particular emphasis on Montana. His recordings are performed in a studio he designed and built inside a grain bin, which he famously hauled into town. Over the years, Sweetgrass Music has developed a strong following and today ships all over the United States and even as far away as England, Germany and New Zealand.

Philip Aaberg

Pianist. Composer. Songwriter.

Grammy-and Emmy-nominated composer Philip Aaberg of Chester, Montana, is known worldwide for his compositions that evoke the spaciousness and beauty of the Western landscape.