MEET THE BAND

For the Burnett Sisters Band, it's all about family.

Growing up playing music together in Boone, North Carolina, the sisters' sound is focused around the type of breathtaking vocal harmonies that can only come from the unique bond shared by siblings, expertly complemented by tight instrumental arrangements and a bona fide love of the traditional songs they play.

To assign a genre to The Burnett Sisters Band would be to oversimplify the breadth of their musical influences – at a typical show, an old-time fiddle tune might be followed by a Patty Loveless song, a driving bluegrass standard or a soaring a capella gospel harmony number. 

With a repertoire that's equal parts old-time and bluegrass, country and gospel, this Billboard charting band navigates the diverse source material effortlessly, diving into the songs with an attention to detail and an appreciation for nuance that lends an authenticity and a feeling of genuine expression rarely matched in today's traditional music.

The Burnett Sisters Band's musical journey has seen their sound grow and evolve in leaps and bounds as the sisters drew inspiration from each other and the musical heroes they grew up listening to and learning from, drawing influences from Doc Watson, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and June Carter, John Prine and countless others. 

The four sisters received a foundational education in traditional music first from their father and then through the Junior Appalachian Musicians program in Boone. In time, they would go on to teach other young musicians in the JAM program as they moved up to playing larger venues and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond.

The sisters have made a name for themselves on the competition circuit as well, netting first place awards for folk singing, fiddling, dancing and more at competitions ranging from Union Grove to Galax and many other festivals and conventions in between.

With the release of their record, "Long Way From Home", The Burnett Sisters Band has captured a snapshot of their eclectic live sound in the studio, with tracks spanning from Townes Van Zandt's “Colorado Girl” featuring Jacob Burleson, to Doc Watson's classic rendition of “Walk on Boy,” featuring Wyatt Rice. The Burnett Sisters Band's freshman offering captures the polished, professional feel of their live shows that have wowed audiences across the country, and already the album is making waves, landing at #1 on the Airplay Direct charts for the first week of February 2020 and hitting #5 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album charts.

The Burnett Sisters Band
Anissa Burnett
Kathleen Burnett
Anneli Burnett
Sophia Burnett
 

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Anissa Burnett

Anissa Burnett is a highly accomplished multi-instrumentalist known for the unique qualities of traditional yet contemporary style she brings to her music. From a very young age she pursued the fiddle as her main focus and is driven to continue excellence in performance. Throughout her years, Anissa has won countless awards for her fiddling and is a desired instructor in today's roots music culture. In 2019, she stole the blue ribbon at competitions such as the Appalachian Fiddlers Convention, Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, Yadkin Valley Fiddlers Convention and the ETSU Bluegrass Competition, and has placed first runner up at festivals including Surry County Fiddlers Convention, Fiddlers Grove, and most recently the Old Galax Fiddlers Convention. At 21 years old, Anissa has completed her bachelors degree in East Tennessee State University's Bluegrass, Oldtime, and Country Music Studies, and continues to teach lessons when she's not on the road. Anissa has been playing traditional music since first picking up the fiddle at age four. She has played with several professional bands throughout her life and is excited to be pursuing a musical career with her sisters.