Florida banjo picker Scott Anderson has a new CD highlighting his very talented family. Oh… and some of the hottest pickers in bluegrass music!
Tales From The Swamp has Scott out in front, primarily on banjo and lead vocals, on a set of his original songs and a selection from some of his favorite writers. The album title references both one of Scott’s songs, Joe Meets The Skunk Ape, and his second passion, University of Florida football, whose home field is known colloquially as The Swamp.
Amanda Anderson, Scott’s teen-aged daughter, is featured prominently as well. She sings lead and harmony vocals, and is listed as co-writer for one of the songs as well. Scott’s son Tyler also gets his moment, on a comical rendition of Boogie On Broadway which closes the project.
He put quite a group together to track last year at Scott Vestals Digital Underground studio near Nashville. Sam Bush, Adam Steffey and Sierra Hull play mandolin, Jim Hurst and Clay Hess are on guitar, Barry Bales, Byron House and Missy Raines are on bass, and Stuart Duncan and Aubrey Haynie play fiddle. Randy Kohrs is on resonator guitar throughout, and Anderson brings in a group of talented Florida teens for a rendition of Bill Monroe’s Can’t You Hear Me Calling.