Anna Blanton is a professional violinist/fiddler/mandolinist in the Louisville,KY/ Southern Indiana area. She offers violin services for studio recordings, orchestra jobs, weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, and stage productions. Anna graduated from the University of Louisville School of Music. Anna has experience in classical, renaissance, celtic, old time, bluegrass, and country genres.
Anna did a great job referring me to another violinist, Melissa Bogle, to play at my wedding. Melissa did a great job! I would definitely refer Melissa or Anna to anyone looking for a great musician, plus they are very helpful and nice.
Response from Anna Marie Blanton:
Thanks Courtney! It was a pleasure working with you.
Anna Blanton played at our wedding and did such an amazing job! Each time I met or talked with Anna she was very professional and accommodating. She had some great suggestions for music selections, and was willing to play a few songs we requested. The music was so beautiful and really enhanced our wedding. We could not be happier. Thank you so much for making our wedding even more beautiful.
Thanks for working so well with me on the English wedding. I always loves to work with people who respond quickly and do a professional job. I very much appreciate you.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 1 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Anna works with numerous musicians around the country. She is happy to do solo engagements or book one of the many ensembles she plays for. Feel free to reach out to her with specific requests.
Anna studied classical violin with J. Patrick Rafferty at the University of Louisville and graduated in Spring of 2010, on a music scholarship, with a Bachelor of Arts in music with emphasis in violin performance and a minor in marketing. She also studied fiddling and mandolin from renowned bluegrass/country musician, Jeff Guernsey.
Anna now enjoys a busy performance career and teaches violin and mandolin lessons at the Conservatory of Music in Clarksville, IN.
Anna currently plays for country band Jericho Woods, the bluegrass band The Porch Possums, and pop/Americana band Southern Sirens. She also performs with numerous regional orchestras including the Paducah Symphony, Jeffersonville River Pops Orchestra, Orchestra Enigmatic, Carmel Symphony, The Classical Hour Orchestra, and Orchestra Kentucky.
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 shared the stage with 2x Grammy Winner Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney's Wings), The Orchestra (former members of ELO), and Ambrosia. She took over as string leader in 2015.
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 Josh Groban, Evanescence, Disturbed, 2 Cellos, Celtic Thunder, and The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
You may have heard her playing violin on albums by Quiet Hollers, Sara Trunzo, Britton Patrick Morgan, and The Whiskey Riders.
Past band projects include Keltricity, Jack Holiday and the Westerners, and Field of Kings.
Additional Booking Notes
Sound system can be provided.
Past Booked Events
|July 28, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding|
|July 22, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||RiverPops "Annie"|
|July 21, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||RiverPops "Annie"|
|July 21, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding|
|July 20, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||RiverPops "Annie"|
|July 19, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||RiverPops "Annie"|
|June 30, 2018 • 7:15pm - 9:00pm||Jericho Woods 4th St Live|
|June 16, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 10, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Jericho Woods CMAs|
|June 09, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:15pm||Jericho Woods CMAs|
|June 08, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Jericho Woods CMAs|
|June 07, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Jericho Woods CMAS|
|May 25, 2018–May 27, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Abbey Road on the River|
|April 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Porch Possums - Wedding Reception|
|April 22, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Jesus Christ Superstar|
|April 20, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Jesus Christ Superstar|
|April 19, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Jesus Christ Superstar|
|April 18, 2018 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Jericho Woods|
|April 15, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Jesus Christ Superstar|
|April 14, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Paducah Symphony Concert|
|April 13, 2018 • 9:30am - 11:00am||Paducah Symphony Education Concert|
|March 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Orchestra Enigmatic|
|March 25, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Orchestra Enigmatic|
|March 20, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Orchestra Enigmatic|
|March 10, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Paducah Symphony|
|February 24, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Porch Possums @ Floyd County Brewing Co|
|February 17, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Paducah Symphony|
|February 13, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Jericho Woods|
|February 06, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Jericho Woods|
|January 27, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Jericho Woods|
|January 26, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Laren Rapp and Anna Blanton|
|January 20, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Jericho Woods|
|January 19, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Jericho Woods|
|January 13, 2018 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Orchestra Enigmatic|
|January 05, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Southern Sirens @ 8UP|
|December 30, 2017 • 4:00pm - 11:00pm||Trans Siberian Orchestra|
|December 27, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Louisville Musicians Union Donorama|
|December 24, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Concordia Lutheran Church|
|December 21, 2017 • 4:00pm - 11:00pm||Trans Siberian Orchestra|
|December 20, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Trans Siberian Orchestra|
|December 17, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:30pm||Immanuel Lutheran Church|
|December 14, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Celtic Thunder|
|May 09, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
Varies depending on if booking Anna solo or a specific ensemble.
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