Ian Ridenhour is a fifteen-year-old drummer/keyboardist, singer/composer. Since joining the African drumming group Djoliba Jr. at age four, Ian has expanded his musical accomplishments to include rock, funk, jazz, classical, and choral music. A multiple award-winning performer, Ian played in a number of bands on the Bismarck music scene, including Blind Mice, Hex Radio, and Tigirlily, and he regularly performs as a solo artist and bandleader. Ian was nominated in three categories at the 2015 North Dakota Music Awards--Best Percussionist, Best Keyboardist, and Best High School Band (which he won!) He has recently relocated to the Asheville, NC area. His new album Quietly Making Noise is out now.