AICMF Press Release

April 12, 2022

Amelia Island, FL — The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents bluegrass legends The Gibson Brothers Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.at the Peck Center Gymnasium, Amelia Island. For additional information and tickets visit AICMF.ORG.

The Gibson Brothers, Leigh and Eric, are considered bluegrass royalty who debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 2003. “Ring the Bell” (written by Chet O’Keefe) won Song of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year in 2010. Their first tour abroad was to Ireland and then Germany in 2010. In 2012 they returned to Germany with stops in Denmark, France, and Italy. The brothers debuted on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion in 2014, at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota and returned in January 2015. More recently, Leigh and Eric stepped into what some might at first see as uncharted territory on their country-soul breakout” Mockingbird,” the album was produced by Grammy Award winners Dan Auerbach and Fergie Ferguson. The celebrated bluegrass duo — named back-to-back Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2012 and 2013 — played the Nashville game two decades ago, while in their early 20s, and were offered a major label deal, only to be told at the last minute that they were too “retro” for modern country music.

Today the Gibson Brothers are being touted as trailblazers for their mix of country, soul and seventies rock. As players and vocalists, they are superb, harmonizing as only siblings can; as songwriters they stand without peer, having long been a band awarded for their songs and songwriting. The 11 tracks on Mockingbird, their 14th album, draw on much of the brothers’ experiences being raised on the family farm in Northern New York. As Northerners growing up in a Southern business, they had to work twice as hard as the bands from the South to achieve the success they had and were the first from that far north to carve a path to IBMA Entertainers of the Year.

For more information on The Gibson Brothers’ Amelia Island performance visit aicmf.org or call 904.261.1779.

The Festival’s 21st Season Complete Lineup Includes:
The Gibson Brothers April 16,
Zukerman Trio, April 22
“The Legend of Peer Gynt”- A Concert for All Ages, May 7
Beer & G-Strings -Musical Fireworks, May 22
Spring Institute, May 30 – June 4

For information and tickets visit: AICMF.ORG.

About the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The office is located at 1405 Park Avenue, Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034. For additional information, concert tickets, or to learn more about becoming involved visit www.aicmf.org or call 904.261.1779. Follow The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival on Facebook.

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is registered with the State of Florida and is in good standing with regards to its Solicitation of Contributions registration (#CH19166).

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