The Yankee Rebels release new CD ‘Flight of the Phoenix’

Ampersand Records is proud to announce the return of one of the New York area’s premier bluegrass bands The Yankee Rebels with the release of their new CD, Flight of the Phoenix (Ampersand 60031), recorded and produced by Bob Harris who also plays guitar on two cuts.

Yankee Rebels Flight of the Phoenix

The Yankee Rebels hovered atop the NYC bluegrass heap for more than three decades and like the legendary Phoenix Bird, they have risen again and are playing traditional yet inventive bluegrass on this long awaited CD which includes five great originals written by David Bressler.

An award-winning bluegrass unit, The Yankee Rebels have been together for 40 years. Their songs cover both traditional and contemporary bluegrass as well as original material. The three original members of the band are Dr. David Bressler (mandolin), Les Bayer (banjo) and Art Dekhayser (guitar). The newest members are Mark Farrell (fiddle) and Allen Cohen (bass).

The band has appeared on shows and festivals with some of the biggest names in bluegrass, has appeared in a feature length movie about bluegrass, was featured in two magazines in Japan, and has won six bluegrass band contests in New York.

Tracks on Flight of the Phoenix include:
•Who Done It
•Flight of the Phoenix
•Behind These Prison Walls of Love
•Blue and Lonesome
•Deep River
•Shackles and Chains
•Never Thought I’d Get Over You
•Blue Light
•Lay Down Beside Me
•Road to Gloryland
•Methuselah Mountain Breakdown

Please visit The Yankee Rebels on Facebook where you can order Flight of the Phoenix, as well as from and For information and/or bookings contact Les Bayer at (516) 317-9177 or

This is a flight you won’t want to miss!

Yankee Rebels