Presenting House Concerts in an Intimate Outdoor Setting.
Hailing from Carbondale, Illinois, the Bankesters are a family bluegrass band who skillfully walk the line between the past and present. Dominated by the harmonies of sisters Melissa Triplett, and Emily Bankester, the Bankesters have a delicate touch but they're not mere sweetness: the original songs are sturdily constructed and their cover choices, including White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" on 2017's Nightbird, are clever.
The Bankesters coalesced in the late 2000s. The group released three independent records -- Amen, There's a Higher Power, Somewhere in Between, Sure as the Sun -- before signing to Compass in 2012.
The band has released three records on Compass - Looking Forward, Love Has Wheels and Nightbird. The band has been in heavy rotation on Sirius XMs bluegrass junction.
In addition original material, the band mixes in covers version of some familiar songs, including "Cups (When I'm Gone)," the Anna Kendrick hit single from the 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect, "Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes and "Shine" by Collective Soul.