The Amanda Cook Band

Friday, April 12, 2024

The Amanda Cook Band is a bluegrass band based out of the great state of Virginia. Originally from the gulf coast of Florida, Amanda formed the band in late 2013 after many years of playing in a band with her father. Amanda was determined to create her own sound. She stepped out on her own and released her first solo album, One Stop Along the Road. The project made it to the top 150 Roots Music Bluegrass Album Charts for 2014 and 2015. The self-released album also brought Amanda significant regional attention and furthered the desire to grow her brand, resulting in the addition of a full touring band.

In early 2017, Amanda signed with Mountain Fever Records and recorded her debut album on the label "Deep Water." "Deep Water” came out at #6 on the Bluegrass Billboard charts, #3 on the Roots Music Report, and debuted at #7 on the Bluegrass Today charts, remaining in the top 10 for 13 weeks. Amanda's sophomore album with Mountain Fever, "Point of No Return," was released on April 12, 2019. Moving into their 5th year, The Amanda Cook Band has created quite a loyal fan base. Amanda’s delivery of a soul-wrenching song, her light-hearted, down-to-earth style, and the tremendous musicianship backing her create an undeniably strong connection with the audience. Heading into 2020, the year kicked off with big single "Get On Board," a preface to an exciting project, "Narrowing the Gap."

The Band is made up of the following musicians: Amanda Cook, Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, Carolyne Van Lierop on banjo and vocals, Josh Faul, upright bass and vocals, Brady Wallen on lead guitar , Troy Boone on mandolin and George Mason on fiddle. This group has played together on and off for years and they have considerable experience playing on stage at numerous venues. The Amanda Cook Band offers a unique style on a great mix of both traditional and contemporary bluegrass.

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