Amanda and Scott Anderson
After years of playing together, Amanda and her dad Scott Anderson began performing together regularly in 2008, with Amanda handling most of the lead vocals and supplying sweet fiddle lines and swampgrass master Scott adding harmony and lead vocals
as well as guitar and banjo. Their repertoire includes original Americana and bluegrass songs and covers from Nickel Creek, Andrea Zonn, Alison Krauss, The Dixie Chicks, and many others. Their dazzling fiddle and banjo duets are favorites at every show.
Along with guitarist and vocalist Darren Wainright, mandolinist and vocalist Danny Smith, and bassist Jimmie White, the band serves up a variety of bluegrass, country, and folk flavors. Amanda and Scott also perform occasionally with The Bluegrass Parlor Band and the Walker Brothers, Cory, Jarrod, and Tyler.
Amanda Anderson started singing before she was two years old, and now her crystalline voice is often compared to that of Alison Krauss. She made her recorded debut singing and playing fiddle on her critically-acclaimed debut project with her dad Scott, “Another Day”, in 2009. Her vocals were also featured very prominently on Scott’s “Tales from the Swamp,” where she shined in the studio among bluegrass legends such as Sam Bush, Jim Hurst, Stuart Duncan, and Barry Bales. She has performed with The Amanda and Scott Anderson band and duo as well as with The Bluegrass Parlor Band since 2008. She did all of this before graduating high school, where she also excelled as a National Merit Scholar. She is currently a pre-dental student at the Univeristy of Florida.
Scott Anderson has been a fixture on the Southeastern bluegrass and gospel circuit for almost two decades. He began with the contemporary and Southern gospel of First Light, then played the traditional bluegrass sound of the Bluegrass Parlor Band, followed by the driving grungegrass of Endless Highway , the sweet gospel of Gentle River, and the hot bluegrass of The Jim Hurst Band . Now he's melded these and other influences into the powerful acoustic sound and beautiful family harmony of the Amanda and Scott Anderson Band. In 2011, following the critical success of his first solo project Rivers, stints as banjoist and vocalist with The Jim Hurst Band and Keith Sewell, and a breakthrough CD project with his daughter Amanda on Another Day, Scott Anderson dredged up a swampy soup of originals and favorites on Tales from the Swamp.
Amanda and Scott Anderson's "Another Day" is a tasty buffet of Americana and bluegrass tunes. In addition to Amanda on vocals and fiddle and Scott on vocals, guitar, and banjo, "Another Day" features spicy musical support from friends Michael Godwin, David McMillan, Mark Schatz, Tommy Slaughter, Cory Walker, Jarrod Walker, and Austin Wilder.
Please contact Scott to book Amanda and Scott at your show, concert, wedding, convention, or private party.
What they're saying about Another Day:
"Amanda Anderson has thrived under the gentle watch of her father and Gainesville musician-extraordinaire, Scott Anderson. Now the daughter-dad duo steps out in this thoughtful, timely collection of songs, "Another Day." Surrounded by slick musicians, their star is destined to rise over the great state of Florida and shine high over the Southeast. I’m proud to be their friend and fan."
"I love this recording! It's FABULOUS!!! Awesome job! Everything about it filled my heart with so much joy, but particularly Amanda's singing - what a sweet and gorgeous tone she has to her voice!"
- Jessee Havey
"This CD literally was 15 years in the making, The age Scott's daughter Amanda was at the time of the recording. It's a blessing for the Americana fan with some left over for the bluegrass folk.
Smooth, saucy and wistful, but the pedal to the metal when needed. A must for any acoustic music fan.
Tom Henderson, "This Is Bluegrass" - WMNF-FM, Tampa, FL
"Another Day is excellent. How wonderful to be able to make such good music with your daughter!"
Jan Dale, Southern Style, PBS FM 106.7, Brighton North, Australia
"Another Day" is a first rate CD. Amanda is a very talented young lady. The project is very well done and it deserves to be exposed in this part of the world."
Charlie Hansen, Bluegrass Island CFCY FM Cornwall, PE, Canada
"Mighty nice job on Another Day! And Amanda is surely doing wonderfully on the fiddle and singing like she 'owns it'!"
Mark Sahlgren WMUK FM, Kalamazoo, MI
"Scott is een formidabele banjospeler..."
Johan Schoenmakers, altcountryforum.nl, the Netherlands
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