An Afternoon with Blue Highway and the Gibson Brothers

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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Blue Highway and the Gibson Brothers
3:00 p.m.

The 13th Annual Bluegrass in the Pavilion concert will feature co-headliners, Blue Highway and the Gibson Brothers for an unforgettable afternoon of bluegrass music set in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Bands will take the stage at 3:00 p.m.

The two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year, the Gibson Brothers are revered for their harmonies that have been described as both traditional and revelatory. Blue Highway is highly-regarded in the genre of bluegrass music for their inimitable sound.

Blue Highway
Highly esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway has earned a collective 26 IBMA Awards, six SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band, in addition to two prestigious Grammy Awards among its current members. Blue Highway’s new album Original Traditional topped multiple national charts at #1 and was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Blue Highway was also voted the Favorite Bluegrass Artist of All Time by the readers of Bluegrass Today in April 2016. Blue Highway has been praised by peers, fans, and media alike. Each member of the Band is a highly decorated artist in his own right. Wayne Taylor was the 2016 Inductee into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame. Tim Stafford received honors as 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year and 2014 IBMA Songwriter of the Year. Shawn Lane was nominated as 2015 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, while new young Dobro phenom Gaven Largent was nominated as 2016 SPBGMA Dobro Player of the Year.

The Gibson Brothers
The Gibson Brothers’ brand of bluegrass is a visceral mix of heritage and soaring harmony, making them the premiere brother duet of the genre, following in the footsteps of legendary brother acts such as the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and the Osborne Brothers. Their first-ever album of entirely original songs, In the Ground, sees the Gibson Brothers taking on their own roots as the sixth generation of Gibsons to grow up on their family farm. The two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year follow up their stellar, 5-times nominated tribute to brother harmonies, Brotherhood, with this latest effort. The themes come from the farm, their childhood, and the region in which they were raised. One can hear their dedication to the songs, from the lighthearted to the profound; in the modernity of the lyrics, matched with a virtuosity that feels somehow both traditional and revelatory. Featuring celebrated, award-winning Dobro player Rob Ickes, In the Ground reaches into new territory for the Gibson Brothers.