About Us

Alysha Bankester has been playing fiddle and singing in the band for several years and has recently taken over the mandolin duties from her older sister Lindsey. She and Emily still twin fiddle on a few tunes. Emily Bankester plays the fiddle (as well as a little bit of clawhammer banjo), and she also sings lead and harmony vocals with the band. She teaches fiddle at home, and helps with the cooking and cleaning as well.  Melissa Triplett plays bass as well as sings lead and harmony vocals. She teaches piano and bass, and is involved with local music organizations. She and Kyle have been married since June of 2008 .
Kyle Triplett has been with The Bankesters for over 3 years. While primarily holding down the banjo position, he also steps in on guitar, mandolin, and dobro. Dorene Bankester plays guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals. She is one of the most patient and dedicated wives and mothers around. She also loves used book stores! Phil Bankester is Dorene's husband and the four girls' father. He plays guitar, sings lead and harmony vocals, and drives a lot. He also handles the booking duties.