Hailing from North Eastern Massachusetts, Michelle Canning is known as one of the most energetic performers of bluegrass and country music. A first-rate banjo player and vocalist, Canning plays a variety of instruments including guitar and bass. Recognized for her vibrant stage presence, Michelle Canning has toured several states and seven cities across the People’s Republic of China. In 2009, Canning became the youngest person and only female ever to earn the title of New England Banjo Champion. Her two recordings (2015 and one to be released in 2018) include several of her original compositions. Michelle Canning is a recent university graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Traditional Music from Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.