The Michelle Canning Band hails from the bluegrass region of Eastern, KY. Having met at Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, each band member holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in traditional music or is currently studying bluegrass at the college level. The band is fronted by New England native, Michelle Canning. Perhaps most recognized for her vibrant stage presence, Canning has toured in several states in the U.S. as well as seven different cities in the People’s Republic of China. In 2009, she became the youngest person and only female ever to earn the title of New England Banjo Champion. In addition to Canning, The Michelle Canning Band is made up of Thomas Albert (Guitar, Vocals), Samantha Cunningham (Fiddle, Vocals), and Casie Glover (Bass, Vocals).