• Chris Jones never sleeps

    Chris Jones is a busy guy. On top of his regular gig at Sirius XM and his weekly column at Bluegrass Today, he keeps himself busy writing songs, and recording and touring with his band, the Night Drivers. Sometimes he

  • Sneak peek at the next Bankesters CD

    Compass has provided this sneak peek at their upcoming album from The Bankesters, who signed with the label in April. It's the band's first experience in the recording studio, as their first four projects were recorded in their home. This time,

  • Bankesters sign with Compass

    Compass Records has announced the signing of bluegrass group The Bankesters to their roster of artists. The label will re-release the band's current album, Looking Forward, to their distribution network on May 28, with a new band project to follow this Fall. The

  • IBMA announces Momentum Award recipients

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the recipients of their first Momentum Awards in advance of the industry's big week in Nashville. These awards are designed to honor artists and industry folks in the early stages of their careers. Though

  • Making of video from The Bankesters

    The Bankesters have shot a music video for Don't Try To Be Anyone Else, from their latest CD, Looking Forward, which was independently released this summer. In a major break with recording convention, the family brought Stephen Mougin and his gear into the Bankester family home

  • Looking Forward – The Bankesters

    Family bands have a long history in traditional music. From the earliest days of country music with the Carter Family and the Stonemans, to more recent bands such as the Whites and Cherryholmes, some of the most popular bands in

  • Looking Forward hits from The Bankesters

    The latest album from the singing Bankesters, Looking Forward, hit on June 1. As always, it features Phil and Dorene Bankester and their trio of talented daughters, Melissa, Emily and Alysha. Or, I should say, this project features the trio. Their earlier