Featuring both angelic and growly lead vocals and the powerhouse instrumental prowess of some of the best musicians the state of Florida has ever produced, Amanda and Scott Anderson featuring the Walker Brothers are making waves in the acoustic music world. With tight family harmonies, great story songs, sizzling musicianship, and mesmerizing stage presence, they deliver the goods with bluegrass and Americana offerings .
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 did all of this before graduating high school, where she also excelled as a National Merit Scholar. She has also performed with The Bluegrass Parlor Band and the Walker Brothers Cory, Jarrod, and Tyler. While attending the University of Florida, where she worked to found Orange and Bluegrass, a student organization which cultivates and nourishes the bluegrass sound on the UF campus. Amanda served two terms as President of Orange and Bluegrass before graduating from UF in December of 2014. Amanda is currently a student at University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Dentistry.
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 brings these influences into the powerful acoustic sound and beautiful family harmony of the Amanda and Scott Anderson Band. 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, in Scott Anderson and an All-Star cast dredged up a swampy soup of originals and favorites on his latest project, Tales from the Swamp. Scott has also performed or recorded with Claire Lynch, Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, Larry Rice, Byron Berline, Adam Steffey, Sierra Hull, Clay Hess, Chubby Wise, Allen Shadd, and Chief Jim Billie, and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra (yes, with a banjo!) Scott has been featured in Banjo Newsletter, and writes for the magazine as well, including articles and interviews with Tony Trischka, Bill Evans, Barry Abernathy, Greg Cahill, Scott Vestal, Cory Walker and Béla Fleck. Scott is also a teaching mainstay at the Suwannee Banjo Camp every spring.
The Walker Brothers, Cory, Jarrod, and Tyler, wield unreal instrumental skills beyond their years. Older brothers Cory and Jarrod Walker, now graduates of Middle Tennessee State University, are highly respected multi-instrumentalists who have performed nationally and internationally in well-known touring bands and as a duo. Cory currently appears with Sierra Hull and Highway 101 and other groups, while Jarrod toured with Missy Raines and the New Hip among others, and now tours with Claire Lynch. As a duo with Cory usually on banjo and Jarrod usually on mandolin, they have performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Titan Stadium in Nashville, and were featured on ABC and CBS television CMA specials with Keith Urban, Kix Brooks, Earl Scruggs, and Ricky Skaggs. Their latest CD, "New Branches", has received significant national radio airplay, and was very warmly reviewed by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Younger brother Tyler, a Plant City, FL a Florida State University freshman, is continuing the family tradition and plays powerful rhythm and lead guitar. He can be heard on "New Branches" as well as Scott Anderson's newest release, "Tales from the Swamp."