THE BANKESTERS Bluegrass Music Band
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Compass Records recording artists The Bankesters feature some of the finest vocals in the business including that of Emily Bankester – the 2012 winner of the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Momentum Award for Vocalist of the Year. Their release “Love Has Wheels” was picked as “One of the best bluegrass CDs of 2013” by Engine145.com. It also won the Best Bluegrass CD in the 13th annual Independent Music Awards. Music from their last two CDs can be heard daily on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s Bluegrass Junction. Based in Carbondale Illinois, the band is made up of three sisters – Alysha, Emily and Melissa, husband (brother-in-law) Kyle Triplett and dad, Phil.
The Bankesters are an acoustic group, featuring the extraordinary voices of sisters Melissa, Emily and Alysha. Each has a truly distinctive lead voice but when they sing together, they create magic. Melissa’s husband Kyle Triplett brings to the band his own distinctive playing style on banjo, guitar and mandolin. Emily plays fiddle and clawhammer (oldtime) banjo. Alysha mostly plays mandolin, but fills in on fiddle as well. Together they entertain audiences with high-energy twin fiddles. Melissa holds everything together with her rock solid, articulate bass playing, along with Phil on guitar and additional vocals.
Their repertoire ranges from emotive ballads and folk-influenced alt country, to Americana and high energy foot-stomping, hand-clapping bluegrass.
“Mixing elements of country, folk, bluegrass and gospel into their own delightful sonic stew, The Bankesters knock it out of the park. Someone get them to the UK!” said Maverick Country Magazine
”The Bankesters are a rare and beautiful find . . . amazingly talented.” – That Music Mag, Pennsylvania, PA
“The Bankesters do more than entertain (and they do that very well): they bring to the stage vocal and instrumental strength and versatility, along with depth of material, all delivered with feeling, sincerity and professionalism.” -Chris Jones – Recording artist, SiriusXM Radio host, Bluegrass Today columnist
“Talented and Wonderful to work with, The Bankesters were a great addition to our concert series and we look forward to having them back soon.” Scott Woody, ISIS Restaurant and Music Hall, Asheville, NC
“The Bankesters bring a fresh sound and professionalism every time we’ve booked them. They’re a pleasure to work with and our audience always gets their money’s worth when they’re in town.” Jeremy Brown, Stecoah Valley Center Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville, NC
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