The Bankesters are a fast rising group on the bluegrass and roots music scene. Following in the footsteps of legacy family acts like The Cox Family, The Marshall Family and The Whites, The Bankesters offer some of the best harmonies in the business and are poised to break on to the national scene with the release of Love Has Wheels. Produced by Alison Brown and including guest appearances from Sierra Hull, Josh Williams, Rob Ickes, Jim Hurst, Kenny Malone and others, the Bankesters show off their bluegrass acumen on the title track and expand their musical boundaries on a slick cover of “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” (also known as “The Cup Song” from the hit film Pitch Perfect). Other stand out tracks include “Found,” written by bassist Melissa in support of veterans suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome, and “Rise Up,” a breath-taking gospel quartet featuring Jim Hurst’s unique swampy fingerstyle picking.
“A fine slice of southern Illinois bluegrass.” —The Nashville Scene
“Sweet, uplifting music…solid musicianship and spot-on harmonies.” —Bluegrass Today