The Gibson Brothers Bona Fide

Bona Fide
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  • Released: March 11, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Sugarhill

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Uncut - 6/03, p.93
3 stars out of 5 - "...Tough picking and air-tight harmonies provide the centrepiece around which Marc MacGlashan's mandolin and Jason Carter's fiddle weave spells..."C


  • 1.The Open Road
  • 2.Arleigh
  • 3.Ragged Man
  • 4.Railroad Line
  • 5.That Bluegrass Music
  • 6.Vern's Guitar
  • 7.Where Nobody Knows My Name
  • 8.Shucking the Corn
  • 9.Din't Forget the Coffee, Billy Joe
  • 10.Whisper in My Ear
  • 11.Norma
  • 12.Beautiful Brown Eyes
  • 13.The Lighthouse

Product Description:

The Gibson Brothers: Eric Gibson (vocals, banjo); Leigh Gibson (guitar, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Tom T. Hall (vocals); Marc MacGlashan (mandolin); Luke Bulla, Jason Carter (fiddle); Mike Barber (upright bass); Sam Zucchini (bodhran).
Recorded at The Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee on September 12-19, 2002.
Personnel: Leigh Gibson (vocals, guitar); Mike Barber (guitar, upright bass); Eric Gibson (banjo); Marc MacGlashan (mandolin); Luke Bulla (fiddle); Jeff Taylor (accordion).
Audio Mixers: Dave Sinko; Eric Gibson ; Leigh Gibson.
Recording information: Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN (09/12/2002-09/19/2002).
Photographers: Dave Sinko; Michael Wilson .
Once upon a time, one could be assured that bluegrass bands, wherever they happened to be playing to make a buck or two, originated from the South. It was Southern music, after all, but thanks to radio and records, this regional music traveled to such odd places as upstate New York. Eric and Leigh Gibson grew up listening to first and second-generation bluegrass, so it only made sense that when they formed a band, they'd emulate their heroes. Together with mandolinist Marc MacGlashan and bassist Mike Barber, The Gibson Brothers have cut a disc of original material informed by tradition. In fact, when listening to a cut like "Where Nobody Knows My Name" it's easy to imagine that this band is from the South. First, their brother harmony reaches back to the Delmores and Monroes, and next, both singers fill their lead vocals with country accents. A down-home bluegrass quality also pervades pieces like "Ragged Man" and "Open Road," giving these songs lots of bounce and pizzazz. The arrangements of guitar, banjo, fiddle, and bass are fairly straightforward and the instrumental interplay lively. Most of these pieces only last two or three minutes, though, so the emphasis is placed on the vocals and the songs themselves, which is just fine. The album ends with a nicely handled guest vocal by sister Erin Gibson on "The Lighthouse," and she is superbly supported by her big brothers. Bona Fide will please old fans, bluegrass fanatics, and anyone who enjoys good singing. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

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  • Sales Rank: 93,889
  • UPC: 015891396521
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