Amanda Cook

  • Dates: September 28, 2018
  • Venue: Capitol Stage
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 120 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Amanda Cook, from the Gulf Coast of Florida, came onto the bluegrass scene with drive and determination. Bringing  a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass in every show, audiences of all ages enjoy her live performances.  The Amanda Cook Band can be found playing many shows regionally and they are moving into the national level at a fast pace. Cook acquired a love of bluegrass from her father, who played banjo throughout her childhood. In early 2007, Cook formed bluegrass group High Cotton with her father and received her first taste of performing, fueling a fire to continue on a professional level. In 2013, 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 (#61 for 2015, #56 for 2014).  The self-released album also brought Cook significant regional attention and furthered the desire to grow her brand, resulting in the addition of a full touring band. In early 2017, Cook signed with Mountain Fever Records and recorded her debut album, Deep Water. The Amanda Cook Band is: Amanda Cook (lead vocals and mandolin), Carolyne Van Lierop (banjo and vocals), Josh Faul (upright bass and vocals), and George Mason (fiddle).