The Gibson Brothers
“They have it all: lead vocals, brother-duet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities, and great original material.”
— Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
Following in the footsteps of legendary bluegrass acts such as the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and the Osborne Brothers, New York State’s own Gibson Brothers are unrivaled as today’s premiere brother duet. Both siblings are compelling lead singers and evocative tenor singers with incredible range and superb control. Their harmonies blend so tightly you can’t tell where one voice stops and the other begins.
Leigh Gibson is the premiere bluegrass rhythm guitarist of his generation. Eric Gibson is too often overlooked as a gifted banjo stylist with impeccable taste, touch, timing and tone. Stellar bassist Mike Barber, who has co-produced a string of their award winning CDs, is affectionately known as the “Third Gibson Brother.” Clayton Campbell, who played on the Kentucky Opry at the age of 7, has been fiddling with the band for over 15 years. Jesse Brock, winner of the 2009 and 2015 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year awards, completes their current and strongest lineup to date.
Their string of IBMA awards started with the 1998 Emerging Artist of the Year. 2010 brought them Song of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. 2011 followed with Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year. Their song “Help My Brother” held the #1 position on the Bluegrass Unlimited Album chart for 8 months. 2012 garnered them the Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year and the Entertainer of the Year award, which they took again the following year. 2013 brought them Song of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, while Eric won Songwriter of the Year.
Nominated for 5 IBMA Awards, their 2015 debut on Rounder Records, “The Brotherhood,” brought the brother duet tradition into the 21st century. Their 2017 Rounder release, “In the Ground” is their first album of all original material. A baker’s dozen of songs digs deep into their roots as the sixth and last generation of Gibsons to grow up on a family dairy farm just two miles south of the Canadian border.
“Bye Bye Love” (The Brotherhood)
2013 IBMA Song of the Year, “They Called It Music”
“I’m Dying for Someone to Live For”