Genre: country, pop, bluegrass
Video: They Called It Music
Just months after winning the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award -- the most prestigious honor in bluegrass -- the Gibson Brothers are preparing to release their new album They Called It Music. On this release, Eric and Leigh Gibson dig deeper into duet harmony than they ever have before. Longtime bandmates Mike Barber (bass), Clayton Campbell (fiddle) and Joe Walsh (mandolin) join in on a set of songs that feature some of the brothers' best originals yet, coupled with a varied collection of creative covers of songs by Loretta Lynn, the Delmore Brothers, Joe Newberry and Shawn Camp.
According to Eric and Leigh, the original songs on the new album – inspired largely by the loss of their father last year - come from a more emotional place than on previous albums. Eric explains: "Although this isn't a grieving album some of that energy found its way into the music." But it was a comment that bluegrass icon Tim O'Brien made after listening to their last album (2011's award-winning Help My Brother) that proved to be the emotional rudder for the new project. "Tim 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,” comments Eric.
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