Ernie Hendrickson in Studio 89 on November 4th
Born and raised in the Midwest, Ernie Hendrickson grew up on a steady diet of Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, and Jerry Garcia. These early heroes opened the gates to the deep well of American roots music which he continues to draw inspiration from. In 2007 he self-produced and released a highly acclaimed solo record, Down the Road, of which the Illinois Entertainer deemed "Groundbreaking" and pushed him straight onto the Midwest's radar as an emerging singer-songwriter. His second album, Walking with Angels, spent over 25 weeks in the Top 20 on Roots Music Report's Folk charts.
Performing with a cast of talented musicians including legendary Chicago pedal steel player Brian Wilkie (Alison Krauss), Bob Black on banjo, and Nashville keyboardist Kevin McKendree, Hendrickson lived up to the hype of his first album with Walking with Angels. Ernie Henrickson is touring the Midwest and East coast this fall including a stop at WNKU's Studio 89.