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The Gibsons' acclaimed new album, Brotherhood,  a loving homage to the brother duos that have inspired them since childhood, was released on February 24, 2015. 

For Brotherhood, Eric and Leigh chose fifteen songs from country, bluegrass, and early rock ‘n’ roll brother acts, including some that will be familiar to most listeners, such as Phil and Don Everly; Charlie and Ira Louvin; Jim and Jesse McReynolds; and Carter and Ralph Stanley. The album also features covers of songs recorded by some lesser-known acts, including the Blue Sky Boys, the Church Brothers, and the York Brothers. The material is familiar, yet in some ways, Brotherhood is an album of firsts. It’s the Gibson Brothers’ first album on Rounder Records, and their first covers project.

The band, which is led by guitarist Leigh Gibson and banjo player Eric Gibson, also includes longtime band members Mike Barber (bass) and Clayton Campbell (fiddle), and award-winning mandolin player and vocalist Jesse Brock, who joined the group in 2012. 

Throughout their 20-year career, the Gibsons have earned praise from their peers and from critics. The Boston Globe’s Stuart Munro noted that they “have gained recognition not only as one of the premier groups in bluegrass, but as an exemplar of the brother harmony tradition,” while the Washington Post declared “The Gibson Brothers lead a bluegrass quintet that can pull off traditional Bill Monroe-style picking and sweet, Louvin Brothers-like harmony singing.” Bluegrass legend Del McCoury said, “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 no one else has.”


"These covers -- many iconic, some obscure -- offer proof of the Gibson's own contribution to the bluegrass lineage with glorious harmonies and subtle liberties that carve these songs deeper into the American grain." All Music

 

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