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The Gibson Brothers (May 6)

Tuesday, May 6


Not to be confused with late 1980s slop rock kings the Gibson Bros., led by Monsieur Jeffrey Evans of ’68 Comeback fame, the Gibson Brothers are a straight-up bluegrass outfit featuring the familial harmonies of Eric and Leigh Gibson. And although these siblings sound like they were raised in an isolated Kentucky holler, they grew up in good ol’ New York State, in Ellenburg Depot, on a dairy farm in an iron mining town within reasonable walking distance to the Canadian border below Montreal—proving once again that the South ain’t the only place kids can grow up steeped in country living. A year apart in age, the boys developed an affinity for country music’s other brother acts like the Louvins, the Delmores, the Stanleys, and the Everlys. After receiving an “Emerging Artist of the Year Award” from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 1998, the band—including Mike Barber on bass, Clayton Campbell on fiddle, and Rick Hayes on mandolin—has gone on to record three albums on the widely respected Sugar Hill label, most recently Iron & Diamonds. The title track is a nod to their hometown’s mining and baseball culture. Part of the Sportsmen’s Tavern’s Private Party Series, the show is a rare chance to come out and hear what that high lonesome sound is like when it comes echoing down from the shadows of the mighty Adirondacks.

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7:30pm. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. $20 (874-7734/