Robbie Bankes

NEW ALBUM "FOOTHILLS" OUT NOW

Festival hall release show and more! 

Make sure to grab tickets for the release show at festival hall (see the sweet poster below! ). They're going for $15 each on Brown Paper tickets, and $20 at the door. Click HERE for tickets. 

Foothills is all set to be officially released in a few days. Getting all excited and am sure hoping that it all works out. The first reviews are starting to come in we've got two from England in the past few days. 

http://www.folkwords.com/folkwordsreviews_104390.html

http://folking.com/robbie-bankes-foothills-own-label/

Talk soon. Keep in touch and all that. 

-Robbie

 

New Album to be released June 2017

Good times are starting to roll! Really excited to be able to announce that a new full length CD will be pressed and released in June 2017. Yeehaa. 

The album was recorded at the beginning of September in Nanton Alberta with engineer and producer Steve Loree. Steve has recorded albums for Petunia, Ian Tyson and Corb Lund and has toured the world as a guitar player with many bands and as an all around nice guy. We spent four long days tracking and recording 11 tracks 6 of which we recorded with a band. Drums were played by Melissa McWilliams, bass by Mark Grosjean and pedal steel was played by Charlie Hase. I was so lucky to be able to play with such great musicians and they all brought personality to the project which gave the recording process (and I hope the record!) feel and boost. Many good times were had. The album is being mixed as of now and will be sent to mastering and pressing, hopefully before christmas. After that it's a matter of sending out copies and getting out all the buzz that can be buzzed about. Keep your eyes peeled for tour dates and festivals next summer and fall. And as always feel free to get in touch. 

Stay well. 

-Robbie

Exec. Producer Jack and the good folks posing for a candid photo.

Exec. Producer Jack and the good folks posing for a candid photo.

 

New video is live! Thanks to the great folks at Welcome to the West for all the hard work put into this. Watch it on youtube or on their site.  (And be sure to check out all the other great sessions while you're at it!)
http://www.keytothewest.ca/robbiebankes
-Robbie