Don’t Try To Be Anyone Else premiere from The Bankesters

Looking Forward - The BankestersBluegrass Today is delighted to premiere the music video for Don’t Try To Be Anyone Else from The Bankesters, released today.

The song, by Dan Murph and Lisa Shaffer, is included on their latest CD, Looking Forward, and features three Bankesters sisters in turn, singing lead a verse at a time. Alysha takes the first and Melissa the second, with Emily singing the bridge.

When you watch the video, you’ll see that it is filled with faces, many of them belonging to the various Bankesters. Others that pop on the screen, both children and adults, are folks involved in some way with the bluegrass scene in Nashville. The concept came from director Carlos Torres, who asked the family to get friends and acquaintances to sop by the shoot for a cameo.

After seeing the final edit, papa Phil Bankester thought it might be fun to hold a contest to see who could identify the names that go with the many faces. He prevailed on D’Addario to provide prizes, and whoever posts the longest tally of correct answers, will be awarded the following:

  •  10 sets of EJ16 guitar strings
  • NS Mini Headstock Tuner
  • NS Dual-Action Capo
  • Pro-Winder

Enjoy the video, and then post your guesses in the comments section below. The commenter with the most correct names posted by this Friday (9/21) will be declared the winner.

Have fun!


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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Phil Bankester

    Just to clarify, not every face in the video is bluegrass related, but a lot of them are!

  • Jerald Dailey

    I only recognize 4 by name jamie, becky, ned and jon….a couple more by face but not name…. but I tried….

  • Jon Weisberger

    Nice to see Sam Mougin getting some screen time!

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  • Casey Campbell

    Jess Norburg
    Brandon Bostic
    Susanne, Cole, and Jamie Johnson
    Andrew Rigney
    Becky Buller
    Ned Luberecki
    Jon Weisberger
    Stephen Mougin
    Jon Martin

  • Casey Campbell

    And a bunch of Bankesters/Tripletts!!!

    • Phil Bankester

      Yeah, Casey! You’re the winner!!!!! Great job.