Following in the tradition of seminal family bluegrass bands such as The Lewis Family, The Cox Family and the McLain Family Band, The Bankesters are one of the most sought after new family bands on the bluegrass scene. The Bankesters gorgeous sister harmonies set them apart from the pack; sister Emily Bankester was recognized this year with International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s Momentum Award for Vocalist of the Year. The band’s custom release of “Looking Forward To Looking Back” has been turning heads in the bluegrass community. In February, the album’s title track claimed the #1 spot on the Bluegrass Today Singles airplay chart and the retail release of the album should earn more fans for the Bankesters as well as will lay the ground work for a brand new studio effort scheduled for release in fall 2013.
“…A strong follow-up to last year’s self-titled album. Sweetly sung harmonies abound on this collection.” —Engine 145