Ben Acrish made Albany his home after a two year stint playing trumpet on Holland America cruises. On that gig he toured much of Europe, The Middle East, North Africa, The Caribbean, and Alaska. From 1996-2001 he studied performance and music education at the Crane School of Music. He has played with Mojive, Perfect Thyroid and others. Currently he performs with Sensemaya and the Refrigerators and teaches music both privately and for the Schalmont Central School District.