Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Gibson Brothers Near Home This Weekend - Nov. 15 - 17
The Gibson Brothers
The Gibson Brothers will be taking a quick swing through northern New England and bookending the Adirondack Mountains this weekend, appearing in a benefit concert in Rochester, NH on Friday, another benefit at SUNY Plattsburgh on Saturday, and completing the weekend at Lillian's in Saratoga Springs on Sunday evening. IBMA 2012 and 2013 Entertainers of the Year are northern New York's contribution to bluegrass music, where they've achieved enormous success in the past few years. Brothers Eric and Leigh Gibson were nurtured in the environment of a rock scrabble dairy farm in Ellenburg Depot, New York and developed their remarkable singing and performance skills through years of touring and performing at festivals, fairs, concerts, and churches in northern New York and New England. This weekend represents an opportunity for their many fans in the region to see the Gibson Brothers band in its latest configuration, now featuring 2009 IBMA mandolin player of the year, Jesse Brock. They are absolutely at the top of their game as they finish out this very successful 2013 season.
Rochester Opera House, Rochester, NH
Friday November 15, 2013 - 8:00 PM
Tickets for the Rochester Concert, a benefit for the Goodwin Community Health Center, can be ordered here or through the box office of the Rochester Opera House, phone: (603) 335- 1992. Rochester is located east of Concord, and is convenient to Portsmouth, and Manchester, as well. The opera house appears to be a magnificent restoration of a 1908 theater.
Rochester Opera House
SUNY Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh, NY
Saturday, November 18 - 7:30 PM
E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium
Both Eric '94 and Leigh Gibson '96 are graduates of SUNY Plattsburgh and this performance is a benefit with all funds raised by the show going to support Bluegrass for the Next Generation, helping to finance future scholarships, concerts, courses and visiting artists. This ambitious project seeks to nurture bluegrass interest not only at Plattsburgh State, but in the schools of the Adirondack region and beyond in northern New York State. Tickets are $6.00 for students and $18.00 for all others. They may be purchased at the door or by telephone from the box office at (518) 564-2121. Plattsburgh is convenient to the entire region on NY State popularly known as the North Country as well as Burlington, VT and southern Quebec Province. For those coming from further away, there are plenty of accommodations available in Plattsburgh. We always enjoy attending Gibson Brothers events near their home town of Ellenburg Depot, seeing and meeting their family and friends, and enjoying the seasonal warmth that brightens this otherwise wintery landscape during this time of year.
Lillian's, Saratoga Springs, NY
Sunday, November 19 - 7:00 PM
Lillian's is a well-known restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY, once the home of numerous wealthy New Yorkers hoping to escape the heat of the City while enjoying the races at the Saratoga Race Track, still the home of a major summer racing season and the Travers Stakes. It is also the stomping grounds of Leigh Gibson, who worked at Saratoga Guitar for a number of years, and a place you can purchase tickets for this event by calling (518) 1604/1603. Be sure to arrive early to enjoy a sumptuous Sunday dinner or selections from their more modest menu on the second page. Lillian's (named after actress/singer Lillian Russell) is located at 408 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY and is convenient to the Capitol region (Albany, Schenectady, Troy) as well as to the southern Adirondacks and the Glens Falls/Lake George area. Tickets are $25.00.
This upcoming weekend represents a feast of Gibson Brothers shows in three very different and complementary venues in New England and New York. We're excited about being able to complete our bluegrass season attending all three of these events.
Here's a taste with their 2013 Song of the Year, They Called it Music:
The Gibson Brothers - They Called It Music