Dirty Linen - p.91
"Their music moves from hard-driving bluegrass to tender country, with finely crafted harmonies. Their covers and originals are genuine tales of heartache and loneliness..."
Personnel: Leigh Gibson (vocals, guitar, banjo); Eric Gibson (vocals, guitar); Mike Barber (vocals, upright bass); Rick Hayes (mandolin); Clayton Campbell (fiddle).
Additional personnel: Russ Pahl (dobro); Ronnie McCoury (mandolin); Sam Zucchini (percussion).
On their fourth full-length album, the Americana outfit the Gibson Brothers blend timeless traditional country songs like "The Prisoner's Song," well-chosen contemporary material like Chris Knight's clever "If I Were You" and Bruce Robison's "Red Letter Day," and bluegrass covers of Ray Charles's "I Got a Woman" and Bobby Womack's "It's All Over Now." The Brothers' rural roots are on proud display on self-penned memorials to their family history like "The Barn Song" and "Sam Smith," while their ferocious picking skills, as well as those of sidemen like Jason Carter and Ronnie McCoury, underpin every track here.