Exhilarating, exciting Americana and Country Roots from Tennessee
Bill and the Belles feature gloriously smooth vocal harmonies and exquisite musicianship on fiddle, banjo and guitar. This hugely entertaining band is inspired by diverse influences including bluegrass, old time, classic country and Motown. Bandleader Kris Truelsen (guitar) is also an award-winning producer and presenter for WBCM Radio Bristol at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Tennessee. The trio line-up also includes the exceptional Kalia Yeagle (fiddle, vocals), who also teaches Old Time Music at East Tennessee State University, and sensational banjoist and singer Aidan VanSuetendael.
As the house band for the historic Radio Bristol programme Farm and Fun Time – also produced and hosted by Kris – Bill and the Belles regularly perform alongside America’s top country, bluegrass and roots music artists. In 2020 the show was picked up by television network PBS, and now airs in around 20 million homes throughout the southern USA. With two acclaimed albums to date, the band has performed throughout the USA and across Europe. Bill and the Belles bring to the stage an uplifting live show full of engaging humour, high spirits and all-around revelry – they were a big hit on their debut UK tour in 2019 and we look forward to welcoming them back!