Amanda Cook Band

Friday, August 16, 2024 @8pm

Amanda Cook, now entering her tenth year as the leader of the Amanda Cook Band, has left an indelible mark on the bluegrass scene. Originally from Jay, Florida, Cook’s passion for bluegrass was ignited by her father, with whom she played in a band during the mid2000s. With her downtoearth style, profound connection with her audience, and distinctive vocal range, she quickly achieved popularity. Fueling a fire to record and tour professionally, Cook made the move to the Mountains of Virginia, to not only sign a long term 5 album contract with record label Mountain Fever Records, but also to work there as an engineer. The band’s fourth studio album, “Changes,” debuted at the number one spot of the Billboard Bluegrass Album chart in October 2022, coinciding with the band’s continued presence at festivals and top venues nationwide. In 2022, Amanda was promoted to Chief Operation Officer of Mountain Fever Records where she continues to oversee operations of the label. In 2024, Cook was chosen as one of 25 distinct members of the bluegrass community to serve in the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual Bluegrass Leadership program. A 5th album from the band is slated to release Fall of 2024, and the first 2 releases have garnered top ranking play on Sirius XM and have been spotted on the Bluegrass Today charts as well. The Amanda Cook Band is comprised of: Troy Boone (Sideline, Boone & Foster) who shines on mandolin, vocals, and emcee duties. Long-time friend and collaborator, Carolyne Van Lierop, who’s distinctly precise and driving banjo licks do not go unnoticed. Delivering solid lead guitar, is Brady Wallen (ETSU alumni, Clay Hess Band), holding down the rhythm is bassist Joshua Faul, and delivering spiraling and beautiful fiddle sounds is George Mason (Osmond Brothers, Patti Page, lead violinist and with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra).