• The other side of Red, White and Bluegrass

    Phil Bankester took some photos last night at Red, White and Bluegrass, providing a nice contrast with the backstage shots that Dennis Jones is providing. Phil was at the festival performing with The Bankester Family, and grabbed these during Saturday night's

  • New CD from The Bankesters

    The Bankester Family has released their third self-produced album, The Bankesters. Phil Bankester, who manages and performs with his wife, three daughters, and one son-in-law, tells us that this new project represents a couple of major milestones for the group. Not

  • Blow Out the Candle, Laura

    The Bankester Family is hard at work on their third CD, and guitarist and proud papa Phil Bankester has produced a video about the first single. I'll let Phil tell the tale... Very early on in the planning for this album,

  • Bluegrass Moms

    Just after I posted info about the return of the Shankman Twins, a message came in from Phil Bankester, patriarch of the singing Bankester Family. The piece about Dana and Lauren Shankman spoke of how they have returned to playing music

  • Bankesters on Blue Plate Special

    The singing Bankester Family will be featured on today's (7/2) edition of Blue Plate Special on WDVX. The show originates from Knoxville and airs at noon (EDT). You catch hear it over the air at 102.9 FM, or online at

  • Bluegrass and acoustic music from CMA on WSM

    WSM radio in Nashville will be broadcasting live this weekend from CMA Fest 2010. They will carry all of the live performances from the Durango Boots Acoustic Corner Stage at the Nashville Convention Center, starting this morning (6/10) at 11:00

  • Phil Bankester on Leadership Bluegrass

    Phil Bankester, pére of the pickin' and singin' Bankester Family, was among the participants in the 2010 Leadership Bluegrass class. He passed along these thoughts about his time in Nashville last week. "Leadership Bluegrass was an incredible experience. It was three days of

  • Bankester Family at IBMA

    In keeping with our theme of follow-up coverage of the 2009 World Of Bluegrass events in Nashville, here is a report from Phil Bankester, pater familias of The Bankester Family. The band consists of Phil and Dorene Bankester, their daughters

  • Bankester Family video debut

    The Bankester Family is one of 13 acts invited as an official showcase artist for next week's World Of Bluegrass in Nashville. To take full advantage of this opportunity, they have timed the release of their first music video for