Two time IBMA Entertainer of the Year, The Gibson Brothers, will take the stage at NPAC on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 PM.
With accolades including the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Album of the Year, the Gibson Brothers truly need no introduction in the bluegrass world. Yet even though they’re “bluegrass superstars” (New York Times), there are still plenty of people outside the worlds of bluegrass and acoustic music who are not yet familiar with their music.
Born on a northern New York dairy farm, they began on banjo and guitar in middle school. Their dad, Kelley, owned a banjo, a fiddle and a guitar, and offered them lessons under the condition that they not quit. And while they did, indeed, stick to the music firmly planted in farm and family, the brothers expanded outward from there, from the Earl Scruggs lesson book to listening to Don Williams, to Ricky Skaggs with Emmylou Harris — an important intersection of country and bluegrass — and to the revelatory inspiration of Flatt & Scruggs Live at Carnegie Hall.
The Gibson Brothers will be performing popular favorites and will include numbers from their new album, In the Ground. Leigh Gibson said, “As time goes by, we tend to lean on our original material more and more, singing fewer covers or traditional standards. Folks ask for songs like “Farm Of Yesterday” and “They Called It Music.” These have become our standards. And the new record, In The Ground, will be showcased heavily during the performance. It’s completely written by us.”
If you love bluegrass, don’t miss The Gibson Brothers at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in historic downtown Greeneville, TN on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 for orchestra seating, $20 for mezzanine level seating, and $15 for balcony seats. Tickets may be purchased online at www.npacgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679. This performance is sponsored by Smoky Mountain Living.
NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is a $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 AM until 5 PM. The 1150 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com.