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Thanks for stopping in!  Right here you can check out our music and some videos, plus learn a lot of secret facts about us.  Please feel free to contact us about playing your show, festival, private party or wedding.  We're also available for private banjo, guitar, and fiddle lessons in the Gainesville, Florida area.  We can even do Skype lessons if you're far away!  Scott is available for banjo setup work, and sometimes buys, sells, and trades quality banjos, guitars, mandolins, fiddles, and other instruments so you may want to check with him on those things.  We are also available for recording session work on banjo, guitar, fiddle, vocals, and more. 

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The Amanda and Scott Anderson Band

News 

December 4, 2014
Around Christmastime I always think of this video with my old band Endless Highway and my old friend Greg Turner on mandolin, Gabe Valla on guitar, and Mike Hyde  on bass. Sadly, Greg passed away on Nov. 9, 2013. I played a lot of music with Greg over quite a few years and we had a lot of good times.  And he was a great mandolin player.  We miss him.


 
 


November 26, 2014
We had a great time at the Otter Springs Festival and it's so nice that Dave and the folks at Tin Roof Shack Productions have brought that one back.  Be sure to support this one and their other festivals so we can have more bluegrass in Florida!

We hope to see you at the Florida Opry in Plant City on December 13, and then On January 10 in Alachua for shows and workshops with our buddy, the amazing Jim Hurst, and then at the Baygrass Bluegrass Festival on January 18 in Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

Happy Thanksgiving!


May 2,2014
Merlefest was a blast!  The band played a set and did a workshop, and Scott did a banjo workshop with Sammy Shelor on Friday and Banjorama! on Saturday with more of his heroes, including a surprise appearance by Dr. Ralph Stanley.  Gamblefest tomorrow!
l-r: Dr. Scott Anderson, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and Dr. Pete Wernick
The Amanda and Scott Anderson Band: Amanda Anderson, Scott Anderson, Lamont Goff, Danny Smith
 
l-r: Scott Anderson and Sammy Shelor

April 19, 2014
Here's our recent video of "Weather With You" from Medusa Studios.


March 5, 2014
'Tis the season!  Come and and see us this weekend at the Newell Lodge Festival near Folkston, GA, and next weekend at the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival. In April it's Suwannee Banjo Camp and Merlefest, and in May the Gamble Rogers Festival.  
Also keep a lookout for a new video to be released soon.


November 9, 2013
Greg Turner, my old buddy from The Bluegrass Parlor Band and Endless Highway passed away today.  I was lucky enough to play a lot of music with Greg.  He was a great player and will be missed.
Greg Turner


November 5, 2013
OK, the official word is out.  We'll be playing Merlefest in April 2014!  We are thrilled and we can't wait to get there!


October 16, 2013
We recorded Honky Tonk Heros at Lon and Lis Williamson's Gatorbone studios for the upcoming Gamble Rogers tribute project, Oklawaha County Jamboree. We think Lon and Lis may be the nicest people in the whole world.  We're looking for ward to hearing the entire project which will include a lot of different Florida bands.

More BIG news coming soon...


July 13, 2013
Finally, a minute to breathe...we've been to Suwannee Banjo Camp, Stringbreak, and Sertoma festivals among others.  Also Virginia and North Carolina, and Scott had a fantastic 25th anniversary trip with wife Mary to Greece.  Greece is highly recommended.

We will be returning to Lightnin' Salvage at Satchel's pizza here in Gainesville, FL next Thursday, July 18.  Come on out for great food and fun!
 
Here's a YouTube clip of the band doing  "Breakaway" at the Sertoma festival this past spring.  Hope to see y'all soon!
p.s. There's a brief sighting of the skunk ape not too far into this video.
And one of Amanda singing "Drivin', Singin', Cryin'" at Suwannee Banjo Camp:

February 10, 2013
We're back into the busy season.  Scott returned from the first Mountain Song at Sea cruise last week and it was a blast (Amanda got to go to class instead.)  Had a really good banjo jam on there one day!  (see below)  Then we had a fun show last night at the Florida Opry in Plant City.  We shared the bill with the amazing Richard Smith and played a few tunes with him at the end of the show.
l-r: Lamont Goff, Jimmie White, Amanda Anderson, Larry Jackson (hidden), Scott Anderson Florida Opry, February 9, 2013

Inaugural Mountain Song at Sea cruise, February, 2013
players, clockwise starting with Scott:  Scott Anderson, Rob McCoury, Emory Lester, Mark Johnson, Graham Sharp, Noam Pikelny, Ashley Campbell

We've been asked to record a song for an upcoming Gamble Rogers tribute - we'll keep you posted.  We also have a bunch of shows coming up in the next few weeks and hope to see you there!


September 17, 2012
We've had some time off while Scott recovers from a big shoulder surgery.  He has to avoid guitars for a while!  See us next in October at the Gainesville Downtown Festival.


February 5. 2012
Scott put on a house concert this past Monday with one of his banjo heroes, the great Alan Munde.  We had 3/5 of the Alan Munde Gazette (Elliott Rogers and Nate Lee were here too) and they put on a great show.  Scott even got to play a few tunes with them, including a twin banjo version of Alan's "Peaches and Cream" with Alan playing harmony to Scott's attempt at Alan's original second solo.  Cool!


 
 
Aug. 17, 2011
An obviously staged shot at the Nechville Banjo shop, Bloomington, MN, Aug. 17, 2011 l-r: Jarrod Walker, Tyler Walker, Amanda Anderson, Cory Walker, Scott Anderson, Pete Mathison.  My banjo enjoyed visiting its birthplace. I did too.


Here's Amanda doing "Song for Life" at Three Crows Cafe in Delano, MN
 
August 7, 2011
From a recent photo shoot in St. Augustine.
l-r: Jarrod Walker, Amanda Anderson, Cory Walker, and Scott Anderson
 
 
April 2011
We had a fun show last month at the Southern Music Rising festival in Monticello, FL. My old friend Gabe Valla even played a few tunes with us.

 
February, 2011
Some photos from the Cayamo Music Cruise with Keith Sewell. It was a blast!
Keith Sewell Band in the Spinnaker Lounge on the Norwegian Pearl
l-r: Wendy Buckner-Sewell, Scott Anderson, Keith Sewell, Sebastian Stienberg (hidden) and Andy Leftwich


here doing one of Keith's songs, "Rio Grande"
 
 
Keith Sewell Band in the Spinnaker Lounge on the Norwegian Pearl
l-r: Scott Anderson, Wendy Buckner-Sewell, Keith Sewell, Andy Leftwich, Sebastian Stienberg, and Luke Bulla
 
 
 
on the pool deck on the Norwegian Pearl
l-r: Scott Anderson, Wendy Buckner-Sewell, Keith Sewell, Sebastian Stienberg, and Andy Leftwich
 
 
late night jam
l-r Amanda Anderson, Scott Anderson, Keith Sewell, Sean Watkins, unknown, Luke Bulla, Jerry Roe, Andy Leftwich, and Rachel Warren Leftwich
 
 

in the Atrium with the Steep Canyon Rangers
l-r Scott Anderson, Andy Leftwich, Graham Sharp, Nicky Sanders, Keith Sewell, Charles Humphrey III, Mike Guggino, and Woody Platt
 


January, 2011
tomfoolery in the leopard room at Scott Vestal's Digital Underground Studio for "Tales From the Swamp"
 

 
August 14, 2010
at Scott Vestal's Digital Underground Studio for "Tales From the Swamp." I recorded these tunes with some fantastic musicians!
l-r: Amanda Anderson, Scott Anderson, Scott Vestal, Barry Bales, Sam Bush, and Jim Hurst
 


 
April 9, 2010
Scott sitting in with The Claire Lynch Band, Winter Garden, FL April 9, 2010
 l-r Jason Thomas, Claire Lynch, Mark Schatz, Scott Anderson, and Matt Wingate.
Claire and the boys are fantastic!


 
March 24, 2010, St. Augustine, FL
Amanda Anderson, Dan Tyminski, Scott Anderson


 
Suwannee Banjo Camp 2010
Bill Keith, Scott, and Tony Trischka after Suwannee Banjo Camp 2010. I got to spend the weekend with two of my heroes and jam some with them both.
Tony left me with some great jokes and Bill even did some personal music theory tutoring on me.


 
February 12, 2010
l-r: eskimo guy, Jarrod Walker, Amanda Anderson, Scott Anderson, Michael Godwin, February 12, 2010
The Throttleback festival was a lot of fun in spite of in frigid cold and sleet.
 


 
September, 2009
at Scott Vestal's studio: Sam Bush, Scott Anderson, Scott Vestal, Clay Hess, and Byron House
 
 
IBMA Convention, September 2009
Scott Anderson and banjo super heroine and co-founder of Compass Records, Alison Brown at IBMA Convention, September 2009
 
 

August, 2009 Another Day CD release party
Jarrod Walker (w/crazy eyes), Amanda Anderson, Cory Walker, Scott Anderson, and Austin Wilder
 
 
Scott Anderson, Michael Godwin, and Austin Wilder
 
Jarrod Walker, Cory Walker, Amanda Anderson, Jimmie White's leg, Tom Henderson, Austin Wilder, George Wells



 
July 2009
 
I had the great fortune of being on vacation in Cashiers, NC and stumbling upon a festival there featuring my friends in Sierra Hull and Highway 111, the Isaacs, and Lizzie Long with my old friend Little Roy Lewis. The surprise got even better when Little Roy told me, "You're not gonna believe this, but we've got Earl Scruggs in the van over there!" Wow. I got to introduce Earl to Amanda and to talk with him for a while, and then hear him play a few tunes with the band. Earl is 85 years old now and it was really great to see him and hear him play again.
 
(all photos copyright Scott Anderson - all rights reserved)
 
 
June 20, 2009
We got to play a few tunes with The Driftwoods last night at Creekside Dinery in St. Augustine. They're all great friends and great musicians, and it was great fun. Check 'em out!
l-r Scott and Amanda Anderson, Lis Williamson, Eric Searcy, Gabe Valla, Lon Williamson (hidden) and Kurt Johnston
 

April 27, 2009 Merlefest
Merlefest. We met a guy on Saturday who let us check out his 1924 F-5. Yep, a Loar.
 
 
April 5, 2009
I got to see Béla Fleck on his Throw Down Your Heart tour and I interviewed him for Banjo Newsletter.
Béla Fleck, Scott Anderson
 
 
Amanda, Tommy Slaughter (great musician and Amanda's fiddle teacher), and Scott at Lightnin' Salvage
 

March 22, 2009  Suwannee Banjo Camp
Bill Keith, Scott Anderson, and Bill Evans, March 22, 2009
 


 
March 14, 2009, Miami, FL
Amanda and Scott with The Bluegrass Parlor Band in Miami, jamming with Special Consensus leader and IBMA President Greg Cahill.
 

February 2009
Wild Bill Jones, Tony Trischka, and Scott. 2009
 
 

February 2009
Scott Anderson, Larry "Bunky" Jackson, Adam Steffey, Jarrod Walker, and Clay Hess, 2009

Clay Hess, Mike Godwin, Scott Anderson, and Adam Steffey, 2009


 
January 2009
Heather Franks, Beth Lawrence, Jarrod Walker, Austin Wilder, and Scott Anderson, 2009

Ron Block, Kelly Emerson (background), Scott and Amanda Anderson. 2009
 
 

November 2008
Amanda playing Mark Schatz' tune "Eileen's Waltz" with Mark (how cool is that?!) and Jim Hurst

Amanda jamming with Mark Schatz, Jim Hurst, and Jason Thomas

Amanda and Scott onstage, NFBA Expo

l-r: Jason Thomas, Claire Lynch, Mark Schatz, Jim Hurst, and Scott Anderson, 2008
 


Suwannee Banjo Camp, 2008
 
 
Bill Keith, Amanda Anderson, Scott Anderson, Suwannee Banjo Camp, March, 2008
 
 
 
 
January 24, 2008
first Amanda and Scott duo gig, Lightnin' Salvage at Satchel's Pizza, Gainesville, FL
 
 
June 2007, first promo photo for the duo



June 2007
I met this Nicaraguan banjo player on our first night at the mission house in Managua - no kidding.
He was playing with a couple of other guys for a birthday party across the street. Note his homemade banjo. June 2007

 
 
 
Charlie Louvin, Joy and Eddie Anderson (Scott's mom and brother), St. Augustine, FL May 31, 2007
 


JHB at Grace UMC, May 7, 2006
Scott, Jason Thomas, Jim Hurst, Missy Raines, and that's Claire Lynch sitting in with us too


Mitch Corbin and Scott Anderson, Sawgrass Fiddle Contest at Paynes Prairie, Gainesville, FL April, 2006
 
 
Jason Thomas, Tommy Slaughter, Jonathon Hodge, Kelton Johns (hidden), Byron Berline, George Custer, Alan Stowell, Mitch Corbin, and Scott


 
The Jim Hurst Band in Ireland October, 2005
(Scott Anderson, Steve Smith, Jim Hurst, and Brandon Hurst) at Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh, Northern Ireland
 
 
JHB at Marketplace Arts Centre, Armagh, Northern Ireland, October 2005
 
JHB at The Village Arts Center, Kilworth, Ireland, October 2005
 
Scott Anderson , October 2005
 
Scott and Steve Smith, October 2005
 
JHB with George Jones in BBC studios, Belfast, October 2005
 
JHB at the Open House Festival, Waterfront Center, Belfast, Northern Ireland, October 2005
 
JHB unplugged at The Crane Bar, Galway, Ireland, October 2005
 
 
 
JHB at The Village Arts Center, Kilworth, Ireland, October 2005
 
 
Jim Hurst Band, Mohican Bluegrass Festival, Ohio September 2004
Scott, Curtis Jones, Jim Hurst, Larry Hurst, and Kati Penn

 
Scott with Jim Hurst Band at the Ark, Ann Arbor, Michigan September 2004


Bitterroot Bluegrass Festival, Montana, July 2005
Scott Anderson, Jason Thomas, Jim Hurst, Brandon Hurst, and Kati Penn
 
 
 
Scott, Jason, Brandon (hidden), Jim, Kati, and Julie Elkins of Kane's River

 
June 2005
banjo on the beach, Kohala coast, Big Island of Hawaii (a little side trip after Montana) June 2005
 


Withlacoochee BG Fest, November 2004
Mark Fowler, Scott, Bruce Sheridan, Darren Wainright
 
 
Scott with The All-Being Master of Time, Space, and Dimension (Bruce Sheridan)
 
 

Jim Hurst Band TV appearance 2004 Macon GA
Scott Anderson, Curtis Jones, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, and Kati Penn
 


 
Lonesome River Band Festival April 2004
Scott with J.D. Crowe backstage at LRB Fest April 2004 (photo courtesy of Bruce Sheridan)

 
Scott Anderson Band, Theatre of Memory, 2003
l-r Mark Fowler, Scott, Darren Wainright

Scott Anderson Band, Sertoma Bluegrass Festival, 2002
(Jason Thomas, Mark Fowler, Scott, Darren Wainright, Bruce Sheridan)
 
 
 
 
Scott Anderson Band, Withlacoochee, November 2001
l-r Greg Turner, Scott Anderson, Gabe Valla, and Tuck Tucker


 
photos from recording sessions at Scott Vestal's Digital Underground Studio, March 5-9, 2001
(l-r) Scott Vestal, John Cowan, Rob Ickes, Scott Anderson, Wayne Benson, Gabe Valla, Darren Wainright
 
 
Darren Wainright, Jim Hurst, Shelton Feazell, Scott Anderson
 

Endless Highway at Withlacoochee, March 1999
Greg Turner, Mike Hyde, Gabe Valla, Scott Anderson

Mike Hyde, Gabe Valla, Scott, and Tuck Tucker
 


Seminole, Florida 1999
Vassar Clements, Steve Pruett, Scott, and Mike Hyde

 

IBMA convention 1996
Earl Scruggs and Scott
 


Endless Highway performing in the Big Chickee at Big Cypress Indian Reservation for Fire on the Swamp, 1996
Greg, Scott, Gabe, Mike (hidden), and Tim Higgins

Johnny Gimble with Scott's dad, Alva Anderson, 1996

Endless Highway at Spirit of the Suwannee, April 1996
Greg Turner, David McMillan, Mike Hyde, and Scott


 
 
Endless Highway at the Florida Folk Festival, 1996
Greg Turner, Mike Hyde, Gabe Valla, and Scott
 
 
Bluegrass Parlor in Tampa, 1993
Scott with John McCuen


 

Sarasota 1993
Scott with Alison Krauss, Sarasota 1993


November 1991
Daddy Claw (Mark Johnson) and Scott, November 1991


Bluegrass Parlor Band, 1991
 Greg Turner, Jerry Foley, Tom Henderson, and Scott
 
 
Bluegrass Parlor Band, Leonardtown, MD 1989
 Greg Turner, Scott, Tom Henderson, David McMillan


Labadee, Haiti 1991
The banjo is everywhere! (Labadee, Haiti 1991)


 
 


 
Scott's grandfather, Arthur Anderson, about 1929 (this one was just too good to leave out)
 
(all photos copyright Scott Anderson - all rights reserved)
 
























































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