Anthony Howell

Anthony Howell

Anthony is an impressive young banjo player from a little town in central Mississippi called Zama. His biggest music influences include Jens KrügerLarry WallaceBill EmersonDon RenoTony Rice, and Jesse McReynolds.

He started taking mandolin lessons, from Alan Sibley, 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 where he stayed for almost 5 years. Howell now tours with The Edgar Loudermilk Band and has since October of 2022. 

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. Anthony has also placed 1st in the 2021 Alabama State Banjo Championship and placed 3rd at the Walnut Valley National Banjo Championship. 

Anthony has a new album out, as of March 14 2023, entitled  “Hold Back The Dawn” that includes original compositions as well as many favorites, you can find his music available on Apple MusicSpotify, 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!