Anna Blanton grew up in Greenville, IN and currently resides in Ramsey, IN. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphasis in violin performance and a minor in marketing from the University of Louisville. Her private teachers include J. Patrick Rafferty, Jeff Guernsey, and Catherine Moeller-Cunanan.
Anna now enjoys a busy performance career and owns Kentuckiana Music Center where she runs the store, teaches lessons, and does artist booking.
Anna currently plays for the Irish band, Croghan's Crossing, folk band Strings of Indian Creek, and the folk band The Porch Possums. She also regularly performs with numerous regional orchestras including the Paducah Symphony and Orchestra Kentucky.
In 2018 and 2019 she was the fiddler for acclaimed Kentucky country band, Jericho Woods. She toured extensively with them across the US.
April of 2018 Anna was part of a 52 piece orchestra that recorded Bear McCreary's "The Professor and The MadMan" movie soundtrack starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn.
In 2017 Anna toured on fiddle and mandolin with Canadian folk singer/songwriter, Colter Wall, in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Anna has performed at 'Abbey Road on the River' since 2010 in the KaLeidoscope I's backup string section where they've shared the stage with 2x Grammy Winner Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney's Wings), The Orchestra (former members of ELO), and Ambrosia.
In 2016 and 2017 she partnered with Kentucky Shakespeare on their productions of Twelfth Night and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead under the music direction of Jack Ashworth.
From 2014-2016 Anna was a member of the all girl band, Southern Sirens, whom performed across the US and Canada.
She's also performed in the backup orchestras for Hanson, Michael Bolton, Josh Groban, Sara Evans, Steven Curtis Chapman, Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, Disturbed, 2 Cellos, Celtic Thunder, and The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.