Bill and the Belles
Bill and the Belles are an entertaining Tennessee quartet influenced by classic country, bluegrass, hillbilly and old time music. Featuring gloriously smooth vocal harmonies and exquisite musicianship on fiddle, banjo, guitar and double bass, their attractive vintage persona is rooted in the music of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Bandleader Kris Truelsen (lead vocals/guitar) is joined by equally talented musicians Kalia Yeagle (fiddle/vocals), Helena Hunt (banjo/vocals) and Andrew Small (double bass). Kris also shares his enthusiasm for traditional American music as a producer and presenter for Radio Bristol, housed in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Tennessee. Bill and the Belles regularly play alongside America’s top bluegrass and country/roots music artists as the house band for Radio Bristol’s historic programme Farm and Fun Time. The band was also nominated for four International Bluegrass Music Association awards in 2017. Bill and the Belles bring to the stage an uplifting live show full of engaging humour, high spirits, and all-around revelry.
“They’re a joy to watch live, and we bet you can’t make it through their set without smiling.” – The Bluegrass Situation