Annie Staninec is an IBMA Award winning fiddle player with a fiery and unique style, rooted strongly in the traditional bluegrass fiddling of the first generation masters. She has made her living recording, teaching and touring across North America and internationally for over 15 years, and brings unparalleled enthusiasm to both her playing and teaching.
Annie is currently a full time member of the Kathy Kallick Band, regularly performs with several other groups across genres, and has toured or recorded with countless bluegrass artists including Peter Rowan, John Reischman, Town Mountain, Laurie Lewis, Darol Anger, and David Grisman. Additionally, she is a full-time member of the Rod Stewart band, and has performed in prestigious venues in over a dozen countries.
Annie's fiddle playing is featured on Kathy Kallick's very successful Foxhounds and Time recordings, John Reischman's latest release Walk Along John, and she also recently released her own self-titled album which showcases her fluency across multiple genres.
Annie is a highly experienced and gifted teacher, having taught at numerous prestigious camps including the Rockygrass Academy, Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp, CBA Music Camp, Walker Creek Music Camp, British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, and Cordova Music Camp. She also recently published an acclaimed instructional book of traditional bluegrass fiddle solos, and has a growing roster of private students across the nation. Annie's exuberance captures the hearts of students and audiences wherever she travels, and she is a musical inspiration whether you are listening to her, playing with her, or learning from her.