J.E. Broyhill Civic Center hosts The Gibson Brothers
IBMA Award-winners The Gibson Brothers will take the stage at
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center Friday, April 5, at
Eric and Leigh Gibson grew up on a dairy farm outside of Ellenburg Depot, N.Y., in the shadow of the Adirondack Mountains. It isn’t the typical beginning for a bluegrass band, but sometimes things just come together. When Eric and Leigh were 11 and 12, their dad asked them to learn to play the banjo and the guitar. Eric chose banjo and Leigh guitar, and the die was cast.
The Gibson Brothers took home the 2012 Entertainer of the Year Award at the 23rd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The same night, the brothers won the “Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year” award for “Singing As We Rise.”
To follow their win, the Gibson Brothers will soon release “They Called It Music,” with original songs inspired by the recent loss of their father.
“Although this isn’t a grieving album, some of that energy found its way into the music,” Eric Gibson said. “Tim (O’Brien) told us to dig deeper on this album. We thought about that comment a lot, and I think we’ve accomplished that with the new CD.”
“Help My Brother,” the Gibson Brothers’ 10th album, won the prestigious 2011 IBMA Album of the Year Award. The Gibson Brothers were also named the 2011 IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, the first time a brother duet has been honored with this award.
Tickets for the April 5 show are $15 for adults and $8 for children. For more information or for tickets, call the Broyhill Civic Center box office at (828) 726-2407, or visit http://www.broyhillcenter.com.
The J.E. Broyhill Civic Center is located at 1913 Hickory Blvd. Southeast in Lenoir.