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'Entertainer of the Year,' the Gibson Brothers, to Perform

03:20pm EDT, 31 Oct 2013

Photo of the Gibson BrothersPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 31, 2013) — The award-winning Gibson Brothers will return to their alma mater, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.

The band’s concert in SUNY Plattsburgh’s E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, is a fundraiser for Bluegrass for the Next Generation — an effort to promote the genre at the college and in the community, through classes, scholarships, concerts, jam sessions and a show on SUNY Plattsburgh’s WARP radio station.

Named “Entertainer of the Year” for the second straight year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, the Gibson Brothers band has received many other accolades, such as having one of their songs, “They Called It Music,” reach No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart for April 12 and May 17.

Brothers Eric and Leigh graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh, with Eric earning a degree in English in 1993 and Leigh earning bachelor's degrees in communication in 1994 and English in 1996. Throughout their college careers, the brothers took lessons and practiced music: Eric studied banjo, and Leigh studied guitar. They added Junior Barber on Dobro and Junior’s son, Mike, on bass, and began to play in various bluegrass festivals.

Tickets will be sold at the information desk in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angell College Center or at the door on the night of the concert. The prices are $6 for students and $18 for general admission, with all funds going to Bluegrass for the Next Generation.

To reserve tickets or receive information about the concert, contact Faith Long by email at faith.long@plattsburgh.edu.

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