Hailing from the Appalachian Mountains of Boone, North Carolina, Anissa Burnett is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and is recognized for her unique qualities of traditional yet contemporary and tasteful style of playing that she brings to her music. At four years old, Anissa pursued the fiddle as her main focus but later found great interest in the bass, touring throughout her mid – late teens as a fiddler and bass player in multiple bands including the ETSU Old-Time Ramblers, the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, and most notably with her sisters as The Burnett Sisters Band. Anissa spent most of her childhood attending fiddler's conventions and old-time competitions where she quickly became known as an award-winning old-time musician and continues to carry on traditional music by teaching the next generation of aspiring musicians. Anissa is a desired instructor in today's roots music culture and teaches fiddle, guitar, and clawhammer banjo in the JAM [Junior Appalachian Musicians] program. At 20 years old, she earned her bachelor's degree in Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Roots Music Studies at East Tennessee State University and was awarded the Outstanding Student Award in Appalachian Studies. Anissa reconnected with ETSU in 2021 after accepting the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator position for ETSU's Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Roots Music Studies program, and currently makes her home in Johnson City, Tennessee.