Anand Vyas is an American artist.
What separates Anand's playing from other player's of his generation is his "round sounding" clarity of tone and the very heavy gauge string that he uses to employ a very full sound on the sitar. The usage of such a heavy string has been used by two notable Sitar heavyweights, Ustad Rais Khan and Pandit [Nikhil Bannerjee]] Anand very sparingly uses the drone strings on his sitar, feeling it takes away from the clarity of each note treating the sitar like any other single note instrument such as a flute. Using the drones if, and only if, it serves a musical purpose for the piece of music being played. The result is a sound that is unmistakable, A very full rich sitar sound, more fitting in occidental situations (sound).
All work here has been Produced, Written, And Performed by the Artist himself on Every Track. On 4 Tracks his Tabla teacher Mizaz Khan is playing.
He is a multi-instrumentalist, writer, painter, and musicologist.