Saturday, September 4
This will be their 18th time on the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass stage since their debut in 1995, they are consistently our most requested band year after year, and a TPB festival wouldn’t be the same without them… We are so happy to announce our friends The Gibson Brothers will fill the night air with their infamous brother-duet harmonies and exceptional bluegrass instrumental virtuosity!
The brothers and the band are what’s called in baseball “five-tool” players. They have it all: lead vocals, brother-duet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities, and great original material. “In the Ground”, their newest and first ever album of all original songs, focuses on their roots as the sixth generation of Gibsons to grow up on their family farm. The two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year, the Gibsons were nominated for 7 IBMA awards in 2017, including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year and Male Vocalist nods to both Eric and Leigh and they proudly took home the award for Gospel recorded Performance of the Year. Thomas Point Beach is thrilled to have the Gibson Brothers bringing their special blend of brother harmonies to the stage. These harmonies are completed with the talents of the rest of the band. Mike Barber, sometimes called “the third Gibson Brother,” Mike has been with the band since 1993. In addition to his bass duties, he has co-produced the band’s last 6 CDs, including Help My Brother, winner of the 2011 IBMA Album of the Year. He holds co-producer credits on the band’s 2013 release, They Called It Music.
Steve Leftridge of PopMatters described them this way: “Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene. …the reason these guys can’t lose is that, quite simply, they sound so great. Eric and Leigh sing bluegrass’ tightest harmony blend, and, instrumentally the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste. “