“Amanda Cook has emerged as one of the most dynamic female bluegrass vocalists and band-leaders of today.” - Bluegrass Situation
“...an album of pure, straight-out, joyful bluegrass music that is a reminder of how good the classic genre can sound when in the hands of some outstanding musicians. It’s the new release by Amanda Cook, called Narrowing the Gap. ” - George Graham
“NARROWING THE GAP is an outstanding example of the reverence Amanda Cook retains for the roots of bluegrass music, as well as the breath-taking sounds created by her talented band. ” - Alan Cackett
Originally from Jay, Florida, now making her home in the mountains of Soutwest, Virginia Amanda Cook acquired a love of bluegrass from her father who played banjo throughout her childhood. In early 2007, Amanda 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, Amanda 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 Amanda significant regional attention and furthered the desire to grow her brand, resulting in the addition of a full touring band. Amanda has created quite a loyal fan-base through her palpable delivery of a soul-wrenching song. And her light-hearted, down-to-earth style helps her create an undeniably strong connection with her audience.
In early 2017, Amanda signed with Mountain Fever Records and recorded her debut album on the label "Deep Water." Her 2nd release with Mountain Fever "Point of No Return" was released April 12, 2019. Her 3rd full length project, "Narrowing the Gap" was released March 26, 2021.