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The Gibson Brothers
Bluegrass Entertainers of the Year
- Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
The Gibson Brothers Media
with special guest openers The Last Revel
About The Gibson Brothers
With nearly 30 years of performing together under their belts, siblings Eric and Leigh Gibson are currently at the top of the bluegrass world: they have been perennial winners at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards, being named “Entertainers of the Year” in 2012 and 2013. The singing brothers are not only one of bluegrass’s top vocal acts, they are creating an important connection to the storied past of the music while sounding fresh and original.
Bluegrass and country music has seen its fair share of brother duos: the Stanley Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, the York Brothers, the Everly Brothers, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, the Glaser Brothers, and many more. There’s something about that familial connection that makes the vocal harmonies that much sweeter, the songs more meaningful. With their latest project, 2015’s Brotherhood, the Gibson Brothers pay tribute to the groups that came before them.
Leigh and Eric began performing together in church in upstate New York, playing gospel instrumentals. They added singing harmonies a few years later, and added some classic country songs by Buck Owens and others to their repertoire. They recorded their debut album together in 1994, which ranges from high-energy to serious and deliberate, adding classic bluegrass and roots country sounds in a very original way. Since then they have been a presence on the national bluegrass chart, mixing original songs with standards to extend the great bluegrass tradition into the future.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“…when I hear someone like The Gibson Brothers, I know it’s them from the first note. They have that little thing in their voices that no one else has…” – Del McCoury
“The brothers and the band have it all — lead vocals, brother-duet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities and great original material.” – Bluegrass Unlimited
“Eric and Leigh Gibson are at the top of the bluegrass pile” – Wall Street Journal
“Within the bluegrass realm, few artists can stand to match the accolades shared by the brothers Gibson” – Pop Matters
“As for ‘Crying In The Rain…’ it’s among the single best tracks you’re going to hear, whether it’s a “brother” theme or not. It’s quite simply an extraordinary piece of music. But that’s what Eric and Leigh Gibson have been doing for more than two decades now, putting out extraordinary music. It may be mostly in the bluegrass realm, but “Brotherhood” highlights their keen sense for and knowledge of what great country music sounds like.” – Country Standard Time
About The Last Revel
Consisting of three members, The Last Revel uses traditional folk-minded three part harmonies with honest and meaningful lyrics to deliver a passionate and soul stirring performance. On a backbone of rebellious rock attitude and raw traditional instrumentation, band members pride themselves on an unrelenting work ethic and a deep hunger to write, perform, and entertain.
The Last Revel is known for crafting a rowdy live performance that inspires crowds to move to every tune. The Last Revel honed their style at a weekly open mic night at a dive bar in Southern Minnesota. Their performance spread by word of mouth until the bar was at maximum capacity every Thursday. When the dance floor was full, folks danced on tables. The Last Revel strives for such wild performances at every show.
The Last Revel received great response from press and fans alike from their first official recording entitled, “The Mason Jar EP” in February of 2013.
With their debut full-length release entitled “UPROOTED” in February of 2014, The Last Revel’s momentum continues to grow and The Band is poised to take their sound to anywhere that welcomes their own brand of lyric driven, foot moving, folk music.