HA’pennings: The Gibson Brothers Coming January 10th

From Gerry Katz at the Boston Bluegrass Union:

An Evening with the Gibson Brothers, Saturday, January 10th at the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA

We love these guys, and hope you’ll join us on January 10th as the Gibson Brothers showcase their latest recording, Brotherhood, to be released in February on Rounder Records.  For this new recording, Eric and Leigh chose songs from early country and bluegrass brother acts, including familiar tunes from Phil and Don Everly, Charlie and Ira Louvin, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Carter and Ralph Stanley, as well as less familiar songs from the Monroe Brothers, Blue Sky Boys, the Church Brothers, and the York Brothers.

In 2013, the Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year for a second straight year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards as well as three other group and individual trophies.   Eric Gibson was named Songwriter of the Year and the New York-based quintet also won Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year for “They Called it Music,” written by Gibson and Joe Newberry.  Both Eric and Leigh are phenomenal song writers and performers and clear crowd favorites. Joining them are Jesse Brock on mandolin, Clayton Campbell on fiddle and Mike Barber on bass.

Further details on Brotherhood here http://www.popmatters.com/post/188279-the-gibson-brothers-bye-bye-love-audio-premiere

Details on the BBU Show here http://www.bbu.org/events/concert-series  

I have to add that when Eric and Leigh were in WHRB’s Sumptuous Studio B some years ago, I suggested that they do an album of brother duets.  Not that I can take credit for the idea, which is after all a natural.  Back on their 2006 Sugar Hill album, Long Way Back Home, they did a version of the sad “East Bound Train” (a ‘ghost’, or bonus track), which goes back at least as far as Ernest V. (‘Pop’) Stoneman:

Here are the Gibsons doing it at the Belleville Church in Newburyport:

That’s the song which inspired my request. /CL

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