LIVE: The Gibson Brothers @ Caffe Lena, 12/7/14
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
North Country bluegrass favorites the Gibson Brothers have graduated from the regional spotlight to the big time several years ago. In fact, they were named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year for two consecutive years.
So the opportunity to catch the pickin’ and singin’ aces recently in the intimate confides of Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs was a real treat.
As an extra special bonus, Leigh and Eric Gibson left most of their band behind – except for bassist Mike Barber – as they served up a sold-out matinee that focused on the brotherly harmonies of country and bluegrass greats such as the Stanley Brothers and the Louvin Brothers.
The Gibson Brothers will be returning to Nippertown for a special concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 8pm on Friday, March 27. Tickets are $25 & $30.
But if you can’t wait til then to hear those glorious sibling harmonies, the Gibson Brothers will be the featured musical guests on “A Prairie Home Companion” on on Saturday, January 17, heard locally on WAMC-FM.