Congratulations are in order for Anthony Howell, the young banjo and guitar picker, known for touring with family bluegrass band sensation and Pinecastle recording artists, Williamson Branch. Gresham Guitars has just endorsed Anthony with a beautiful new acoustic guitar and is more than proud to have him playing it.
"I want to help young people in music whenever I can and Anthony (Howell) is just an exceptional musician and a phenomenal person. I am so happy to have him playing one of my instruments." -Mark Gresham
Anthony's new guitar is made of Koa wood with a mahogany neck, inlayed with abalone from New Zealand, and Adirondack red spruce bracing, fashioned with a snakehead headstock. Check out a Williamson Branch show soon to hear for yourself the great tone he gets from the guitar.
Anthony Howell been playing Bluegrass music since the age of 12. He is a multi-instrumentalist that is very talented in his ability to play mandolin, guitar, banjo, and bass. He is also teaching himself the dobro when he can as he doesn't have one to practice on at home. He has won multiple awards and performed alongside some well-known bluegrass artists, such as Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers, Leipers Fork, Bluegrass Cartel, Pilgrim Family, just to name a few.
Anthony first played full time as the mandolin player for the Bluegrass Gospel Group, Southern Flair, from 2012 to 2014. He then played banjo with Tyler Carroll and Pineridge from 2014 to 2018. Currently, he is the banjo (and sometimes guitar) player for Williamson Branch.
Anthony will no doubt be putting his new "friend" to good use performing and promoting the current release from Williamson Branch, "Free," out on the road, as well as getting geared up for a brand new album coming later this year from the band. Congratulations to Anthony and Gresham Guitars on their new collaboration!