Amanda McCoy has been an in-demand working guitarist (electric and acoustic) / vocalist in Nashville, TN for the last decade. During those ten years she has shared the stage with countless bands and artists in Nashville, and was the lead guitarist for world-renowned multi-platinum progressive rock band - Pavlov's Dog. Amanda toured Europe and beyond with Pavlov’s Dog from 2013-2017, and appears on their live CD / DVD - House Broken. In 2018, Amanda picked up her acoustic guitar and joined Jenny Tolman for her breakout Fall tour with Adam Hood, and performed at multiple Radio Disney Country events with Christina Taylor. You can find Amanda regularly providing acoustic accompaniment and vocal harmonies for singer-songwriters around Nashville, performing / writing original music, and laying down both acoustic and electric guitar tracks in the studio.
Currently available for extensive touring, sessions, industry showcases, one-off performances, videos, and private lessons. CLICK HERE to inquire about booking!
In the Studio / Live Cuts
ALL TRACKS FEATURE AMANDA MCCOY ON GUITAR
On the Stage
LIVE PERFORMANCE PHOTOS
LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS
FENDER STRATOCASTER (Butterscotch Blonde)
FENDER STRATOCASTER (SRV Signature Strat)
VINTAGE GIBSON GOLDTOP (Les Paul Deluxe)
MARTIN ACOUSTIC (DX1RAE)
AMPS & ACCESORIES:
RIG 1: Vintage Sunn Solarus (1969), Sunn (1X15)
RIG 2: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
STRINGS: Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom, Elixir (Custom Light / Nanoweb)
PICKS: Dunlop Tortex .50 mm
PEDALS / EFFECTS: 1974 MXR Distortion +, MXR Carbon Copy, Digi-Delay, Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar, Fulltone Octafuzz, Walrus Audio Julia, Xotic EP Booster, Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner
ROAD CASE: Alcorn Custom Case (Nashville, TN)
“Amanda is a well-seasoned professional musician with a wide range of abilities. She has toured Europe as lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock band Pavlov’s Dog. She has also provided backing vocals and expert acoustic flatpicking and fingerpicking styles with a variety of Nashville acts including CMT-featured artist, Jenny Tolman, and Radio Disney artist, Christina Taylor.
Her organizational skills as bandleader for Nashville acts Christina Taylor and Ben Cesare, among others, insure the highest level of musicianship. Qualities in this regard include
· Impeccable communicator and organizer of rehearsals, travel, and performance
· Great problem-solving ability
· Demanding but diplomatic in her management of band and sound personnel
· ALWAYS punctual, ALWAYS prepared, and ALWAYS over delivers
I’ve recorded and played with Amanda many times and have watched her in action. Fluent in creating and reading number charts, lead sheets, and standard notation, she also is a natural harmony singer and proficient arranger of vocal and instrumental parts.”
"I hire only the very best musicians for my studio sessions and live performances... Amanda McCoy is my premiere choice every time. If she isn't available, I re-schedule until she is. When you hire Amanda you know she'll be on time, prepared and ready to rock your tunes with a stellar stage presence, tone and seasoned musicality beyond her years... first call, first class!"
"There is no one better than Amanda McCoy. No one. You can quote me on it. Never have I worked with a musician with such talent, work ethic, drive and patience to succeed, always keeping a good mood and being positive. She is a true artist in every sense of the word, at everything she does, whether it be bass, guitar, singing, painting or what-have-you. Time and time again, she has proven to be not only an incredible musician (you’ll be hard pressed to find many people who can play like her...I purposefully write really difficult prog rock that she just owns), but also a fantastic leader, bandmate, worker, teacher and friend. There are very few people I trust implicitly…she is definitely one of them. Amanda is on my fire team. Straight up, if you get a chance to work with Amanda McCoy, you can chill. Everything is gonna be just fine."