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BIO

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, a music school in New Albany, IN.

 

Anna Blanton is an Artist Partner of NS Design Electric Instruments and Nicola Brand Strings.

Anna currently plays for Arianna Barton & The Bourbon Britches, Tim Goodin, and Tony Logue. 

New Years Eve 2022 Anna performed with Tim Goodin at The Caverns opening for The Steel Woods and Cole Chaney and again with Tim Goodin at Healing Appalachia in 2023.

In 2019 Anna recorded and played fiddle for the wedding scene of the Hallmark movie 'JL Family Ranch 2' starring Jon Voigt, Bo Derek, Teri Polo, and James Caan. She was also featured that same year on the Jerry Springer podcast along side her Jericho Woods bandmate, Josh Mitcham.

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. In May 2019 she performed at Red Rocks for a special appearance.

She has performed with numerous regional orchestras since 2011 including the Paducah Symphony and Orchestra Kentucky.

Anna performed at 'Abbey Road on the River' from 2010-2021 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.

She's also performed in the backup orchestras for Michael Buble, Hanson, Michael Bolton, Josh Groban, Sara Evans, Steven Curtis Chapman, Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, Disturbed, 2 Cellos, Celtic Thunder, and The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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