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That will be Dr. Gibson

Friday, April 3, 2015 – The Gibson Brothers will be honored by the State University of New York (SUNY) with honorary degrees of doctor of fine arts at SUNY Plattsburgh's 2015 commencement, on May 15.

Both Leigh and Eric graduated from the university. Eric received a BA in Secondary Education - English in 1993, and Leigh Gibson earned two bachelor's degrees there: a Bachelor of Science in communication in 1994 and two years later, a bachelor degree in English.

The brothers, who grew up on a dairy farm in northern New York, have maintained deep ties to the region. Leigh Gibson said, "Attending Plattsburgh State allowed me a chance to experience a world outside of our small farming community. Yet because of its close proximity to Ellenburg. I was able to stay close to the roots that make up such large part of my music. I couldn't have made a better choice."

"Receiving this honor is one of the nicest surprises of my life," said Eric. "To be honored at our alma mater makes it even more special. We have many great memories from our days at Plattsburgh State University."

The Gibsons just released "Brotherhood," a tribute disc to brother acts. They are on tour supporting the release.

Tour dates are:
April 4, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME
April, 10, The Kentucky Opry, Draffenville, KY
April 11, Dave Finkeman Auditorium, Miami University, Middletown, OH
April 12, Years of Farming, Flemingsburg, KY
April 15, City Winery, Chicago, IL
April 17, Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, WI
April 18, Riverside Live,
Mayo Civic Center, Presentation Hall, Rochester, MN
April 25, 2015, Merlefest, Wilkesboro, NC
May 7, Southeast Old Threshers' Reunion, Denton, NC
May 15, Spring Gulch Folk Festival, New Holland, PA
May 16, Northern Adirondack Central School, Ellenburg Depot, NY
May 22, DelFest, Cumberland, MD
May 23 Tri-State Bluegrass, Kendalville, IN
May 25 - 26, Dollywood's Celebrity Theater, Pigeon Forge, TN
May 40, Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival, Preston, CT
June 13, Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival, Wind Gap, PA
June 19, Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival, Lowville, NY
June 20, Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival, Litchfield, ME
June 27, Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, Turnbridge, VT
July 4, Bluegrass on the Pawtuxet, Providence, RI
July 9, The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
July 11,
Mayor's Cup 2015, McDonough Monument Band Shell, Plattsburgh, NY
July 16, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill, NY
July 18 -19, Darrington Bluegrass Festival, Darrington, WA
Aug. 1, Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, Thornton, NH
Aug. 2, Silver Bay YMCA, Silver Bay, NY
Aug. 5, Pickin' In Parsons, Parsons, WV
Aug. 15, The Long Island Bluegrass Festival, Copiague, NY
Aug. 29, Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival, Litchefield, ME
Sept. 4, 44th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, Woodtown, NJ
Sept. 6, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special, Brunswick, ME
Sept. 12, 4th Annual Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival, Plattsburgh, NY
Sept. 18, Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Moorehead, KY
Sept. 19, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Bristol, TN
Oct. 9, Southern Soul & Song Series,
Aug.a, GA
Oct. 10, Berryville Bluegrass Series, Berryville, VA
Oct. 11, Tennessee Fall Homecoming, Clinton, TN
Nov.14, Palace Theater, Frostburg, MD
Dec. 4, U of Wisconsin-Washington, Theater on the Hill, West Bend, WI

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In the Ground CD review - In the Ground
The family band is a longstanding conceit of bluegrass and mountain music, including the Carters, the Osbornes, the McReynolds, the Whites, The Stanleys and even the progenitors of bluegrass Bill and Charlie Monroe. The trope continues to the present with The Gibson Brothers carrying on this tradition admirably. The Gibson Brothers, Leigh and Eric, exemplify the power and depth of this music tradition. "In The Ground" cements their position in the bluegrass world. »»»
Brotherhood CD review - Brotherhood
Over the more than 20 years since upstate (way, way upstate) New York natives Eric and Leigh Gibson debuted on the bluegrass scene, it has been more or less de rigueur for the journalists and reviewers who write about them to link them to the long and proud tradition - especially in country music in all its forms - of siblings whose voices combine in mystical ways for some of the most enduring sounds going back more than a century. And while there have been superlative sister acts, from the Carter »»»
They Called It Music CD review - They Called It Music
It's now two full decades since Eric and Leigh Gibson, natives of the farthest reaches of upstate New York (not much more than a couple of stones throws from the Canadian border) debuted on the bluegrass circuit in their early twenties, instantly winning fans with tight harmonies that drew immediate and enthusiastic comparisons to the great tradition of "brother duets" in country music - the Louvins, McReynolds, Delmores, Osbornes, Bollicks (Blue Sky Boys) - well, the list is pretty »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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