The Hinson Sisters performed as a showcase band to an appreciative audience awake enough to show up at 11:00 in the morning. I believe this to be the only (and perhaps the first) festival performance for this young band,which won the 2012 band contest. It provided a good leavening experience for this band which plays primarily for church-related functions.
The Bankesters, recently signed to a recording contract by prestige Compass Records, are a rising family band transitioning from, as John Lawless wrote, "cute kid" to serious musical group featuring three attractive sisters, close family harmony, and a contemporary bluegrass/folk style. Fiddler Emily Bankester was awarded the IBMA Momentum Award in its inaugural year, 2012. A busy touring schedule this year will certainly add to their polish and performance skills.
Paul Williams & the Victory Trio
Saturday Evening Jam