Through February Snow- Demo Album

by Robbie Bankes

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jon & liam "Songs of hope, of finding beauty in everyday life and the natural world, and a realization that our lives are not isolated events put the products of hundreds of years of history" - Favorite track: Little Sadie.
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Demo Tapes: A rough and short collection of songs, old and new from Calgary's Robbie Bankes.

Tracks 1,2,3,4,5, and 7 were recorded on January 7th 2015 in the Hexagon playhouse studio.

Thanks to the Ellestads for continued inspiration and infinite kindness. To Jane, Nigel and Megan, for kind words and kinder hearts. To Sarah for her fiddle playing.

To friends, all of whom I cherish dearly.

Thanks for listening: Takk for lytting


released January 19, 2015

Recorded by Mark Ellestad and Robbie Bankes, except track 6 which was recorded at Hexagon Studios by Kris Ellestad sometime in the winter of 2014.

Mastered and mixed by Mark Ellestad.

All Instruments played by Robbie Bankes except for fiddle on track 6 which was played by Sarah Hamilton.

Tracks 3 and 5 and 7 have no known author, though thanks to Clinton for the inspiring this version of "Little Sadie"
Tracks1, 2, 4 and 6 were written by Robbie.

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Robbie Bankes Rauland, Kingdom of Norway

From Calgary Canada Robbie Bankes spits his time between the small town of Rauland Norway where he studies folk music at the University of South East Norway. Accompanying himself on the guitar, fiddle and 5 string banjo he sings songs of times past and present. Robbie has played stages and houses across western Canada and Scandinavia and hosted various radio programs on Calgary's CJSW 90.9FM. ... more

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