The second full-length CD by The Benders, aptly named "The Benders - II", was recorded in the same fashion as the first: completed in one afternoon with no overdubs, second takes, or digital magic. Just straight ahead music with soaring harmonies and subtle hooks that keep you singing from the shower to the sack. The adept and prolific songwriting of Bow Thayer, Jabe Beyer, and Nolan McKelvey, coupled with the stellar lead playing of Tim Kelly and Sean Staples, provide an energy and sound unlike anything you've ever heard.
Bow Thayer - banjo
Jabe Beyer - guitar
Nola McKelvey - bass
Sean Staples - mandolin
Tim Kelly - dobro
"The Who of bluegrass!" - Press Republican
"Bending of genres, mixing old-time string-band and bluegrass sounds with their rock background...the playing is fluid, the songs are warmed by substantial melodies, and the singing is a seductive focal point..." - No Depression
"Anything is bound to happen when The Benders take the stage." - Boston Sunday Globe
For more of the same great tunesmithing, check out other works by Bow Thayer at www.bowthayer.com and Jabe Beyer at www.jabe.net.