PINE HILL — The Pine Hill Community Center (PHCC) will host an evening of bluegrass, roots and Americana music when The Gibson Brothers take the stage in a benefit concert to support the work of the community non-profit present bluegrass royalty, The Gibson Brothers. All proceeds of the concert, scheduled for June 15 at the Main Street, Pine Hill Center will help continue and grow the PHCC outreach and activities.
Deemed “…bluegrass royalty” by the New York Times, back-to-back International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year as well as Song of the Year winners, The Gibson Brothers are rooted in classic country and bluegrass; they are a vital roots music group playing timeless Americana music. The concert will be a homecoming of sorts for Eric and Leigh Gibson who grew up in upstate New York and still call it home today.
Presented through the generosity of Andrew Messinger and the Messinger Family Fund this will be an evening of good time, foot tapping, gotta-get-up-and-dance Bluegrass music. “Music, especially acoustic music, was made a staple of the PHCC starting with the center’s first director, James Kruger,” said Andrew Messinger of his family’s work with the group. “We’re so pleased that one of the country’s finest bluegrass bands and native New Yorkers, The Gibson Brothers, will be doing this benefit concert for the Center.”
Award winning entertainers with deep roots
The Gibson Brother’s brand of bluegrass is a visceral mix of heritage and soaring harmony; they are the premiere brother duo in the Bluegrass/ Americana genre, following in the footsteps of legendary brother acts such as The Everly Brothers, 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.
Twice named International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year, the brothers dig deep into their commitment to family and their history. Their 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.
The Pine Hill Community Center (PHCC) is dedicated to enriching the lives of the people in the area by providing community-building activities that nurture creativity and lifelong growth.
PHCC provides a vibrant, welcoming and comfortable space for all. It is our goal to help strengthen the economic vitality of our region, cultivate appreciation for our unique history and natural assets, and to provide excellence in programming in order to best meet the needs of our diverse communities. The June 15 concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Pine Hill. More information on the event is available by calling Chris Hensley at 201.679.9390 or emailing email@example.com. More information on the community center is available by visiting Pinehillcommunitycenter.org