Anthony Howell

Anthony Howell

Anthony is an impressive 19 year old banjo player from a little town in central Mississippi called Zama. His biggest music influences include Jens Krüger, Larry Wallace, Bill Emerson, Don Reno, Tony Rice, and Jesse McReynolds.

He started playing mandolin at age 11 but soon progressed to the guitar and banjo by age 13. In 2015 Anthony went on to play banjo with a local band called Tyler Carroll and Pineridge for 3 years until he got offered a job with a family bluegrass band called Williamson Branch. Anthony has since been the banjo player of Williamson Branch.

During this time Anthony won 1st place at the 2015 Mississippi State Bluegrass Championships for Flatpicking Guitar and Banjo and also won 2nd place with mandolin. Additionally he was voted 2017 and 2018 Magnolia State Bluegrass Association Banjo Player of the Year and nominated for the same award for 2019. 

With a new album out entitled “Memories” that includes original compositions you can find his music available on iTunes, Spotify, and anywhere else you can discover music online.

With a strong right hand and creative melodic style, Anthony has a unique take on the banjo. In the words of banjo player Mike Scott “I quite often meet players of all ages and some of them never learn to hear and play 'tone' as they preform. His timing and tone, as well as being able to play melody with good clean notes and with a great right hand... is awesome!”