YANKTON is a live band from Nashville by way of Arkansas. The core trio of the band is made up of former Rascal Flatts band member Tom Yankton, along with CJ Wilder and Eddie Bell, and often joined on stage/in studio by musicians such as Award-Winning Fiddler Deena Bistodeau, Guitarist Kevin Ray, and Steel Guitarist Kyle Everson. YANKTON is a live group of musicians, singers, songwriters, and entertainers who have deep roots in country, rock, pop, & electronic music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, & 2000’s up to today.
YANKTON covers a variety of instruments including electric guitar, piano, electronic keyboards, bass guitar, drums, electronic percussion, programming, harmonica, and synth bass. YANKTON brings an energetic live performance filled with mashups of songs, instruments, styles, and sounds with a set list that seamlessly weaves all these elements into a unique show all their own.
Tom Yankton, CJ Wilder, & Eddie Bell individually have extensive resumes that include performing on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, TODAY, THE GRAND OLE OPRY, THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, and touring and/or recording with RASCAL FLATTS, ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME members CHICAGO & LEON RUSSELL, COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME members ALABAMA, plus RAELYNN, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, COLLIN RAYE, DUSTIN LYNCH, SAVANNAH JACK, DARYLE SINGLETARY, TIFFANY, SHOOTER JENNINGS, DAVID LEE MURPHY & many, many others. Tom Yankton proudly plays BEDELL and BREEDLOVE guitars, D'ADDARIO strings, EMINENCE speakers, and MXR talk box. Along with GARTH BROOKS, AMANDA WATKINS, and TYLER WARD, YANKTON is managed by BOB DOYLE & ASSOCIATES.
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