Annie Staninec

Annie Staninec
Photo by: Jon Sievert

Annie Staninec (fiddle, vocals) started playing bluegrass at the age of five, began performing professionally at the age of 12, and has since made her living performing, recording, and teaching internationally. She joined the Kathy Kallick Band in 2008, and has become an integral part of the band, inspiring many original songs specifically suited to her uniquely rhythmic and lyrical style. Annie brings boundless energy and a joyful spirit to every performance, and has delighted audiences the world over with her creative musicality and her winning smile. Annie received the 2015 IBMA Instrumentalist Momentum Award, the 2008-2010 Fiddle Player of the Year awards from the Northern California Bluegrass Society, and the 2006 Dudley Hill Award for Outstanding Young Musicians at Djangofest Northwest. In 2015, she released both an acclaimed instructional book for traditional bluegrass fiddle and her self-titled solo album, Annie Staninec, which showcases her fluency across multiple genres. That same year, she became a member of the Rod Stewart Band, and has completed several tours with them. Annie is also an experienced teacher, and has been on the faculty of the California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, Kamp Kaufman (Tennessee), Nimblefingers (BC, Canada), Puget Sound Guitar Workshop (Washington), and Walker Creek Music Camp (California).


DISCOGRAPHY (in addition to KKB and Cut To the Chase):


Photo by: Anne Hamersky
  • Annie Staninec – Annie Staninec (self, 2015)
  • Red Wine – Pickin’ Friends (self, 2015)
  • Jimbo Trout & the Fishpeople – A Happy Hour of the Mind (self, 2014)
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick – Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray (Spruce and Maple, 2014)
  • Urban Monroes – Appaloosa Dayream (self, 2014)
  • Scott Cooper – Jack of All Trades (self, 2013)
  • Shake Your Peace – Shake Your Peace (self, 2013)
  • Edie O’Hara – Truth of the Heart (self, 2012)
  • John Reischman – Walk Along John (Corvus, 2012)
  • Wendy Burch Steel – Open Wings (Dragonfly Bridge, 2012)
  • Mitch Polzak & the Royal Deuces – Everything You Want and Nothing You Don’t (self, 2012)
  • Red Wine – Red (self, 2012)
  • Andrew Collins – Raining Cats and Dogs (self, 2011)
  • Clayton Knight – Runs Real Good (self, 2011)
  • Paisley Rose – [Milk + Honey] (self, 2011)
  • Dore Coller – Life’s a Beach (self, 2011)
  • Mark Keller – The Devil Wants Another Dance (self, 2011)
  • Windy Hill – Let’s Go To The Fair (self, 2011)
  • Jerry Vessel – Heirlooms of August (self, 2011)
  • Doug Martin & Avatar Ensemble – Giniker (self, 2009)
  • Town Mountain – Heroes and Heretics (self, 2008)
  • Jimbo Trout – Hillbilly Beebop Boogie (self, 2008)
  • Chad Manning – Old Gnarly Oak (Tricopolis, 2003)
  • Donner Mountain Bluegrass Band (self, 2003)
  • All Wrecked Up – A.P. Carter Highway (self, 2003)