Gary West, Leigh Gibson, Eric Gibson & Alison Brown
The Gibson Brothers have signed a contract with Alison Brown and her husband Gary West‘s Compass Records to release their new CD. After four number one releases with Sugar Hill Records, this comes as something of a surprise, but Compass has an interesting and varied Americana/Bluegrass list as well as a number of other artists on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This change will inevitably create new opportunities for the band.
Eric says this about the new, as yet untitled release, “We have recorded six originals, new songs by Shawn Camp/Paul Kennerly, Chet O'Keefe, Joe Newberry, and Marshall Warwick, and a relatively obscure Tom Petty song, "Angel Dream." Produced by Eric, Leigh, and Mike Barber, the entire album was recorded in 6 days with our road band (Mike Barber, bass; Clayton Campbell, fiddle, and Joe Walsh, mandolin) and guest resonator guitarist Mike Witcher. Gibson Brothers fans can count on this new title to have some surprises and some new sounds as well as the unique brother harmonies and artistic sensibility the Gibson Brothers are noted for.
Compass Studio "Hillbilly Heaven"
The new CD was recorded at the historic “Hillbilly Central” studio in Nashville, now the location of Compass Records. Some albums recorded there in the 1970’s include John Hartford’s “Aereoplane,” “Waylon Jennings “Dreaming My Dreams,” and “Wanted: The Outlaws,” as well as many others. Recently, Dale Ann Bradley, Pauline Scanlon, and Alison Brown have recorded there. Eric commented, “I was proud to look at ol’ Waylon on the wall knowing that he did his songs his own way with his own band in the very space we were recording."
Leigh & Eric Gibson