After years of playing music together at home, 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. Along with mandolinist Lamont Goff, bassist Danny Smith, and master fiddler Christian Ward, the band serves up a variety of Americana, bluegrass, country, and folk flavors.
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 three decades. He began with the contemporary and Southern gospel of First Light, then played the traditional bluegrass sound of Tom Henderson's Bluegrass Parlor Band, followed by the driving grungegrass of Endless Highway , and the sweet gospel of Gentle River. 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 brought these influences together into the powerful acoustic sound and beautiful family harmony of the Amanda and Scott Anderson Band. With an All-Star cast Scott 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.