The Gibson Brothers w/Balsam RangeBluegrass
If it’s celebration of tradition that makes your heart swell on the Fourth of July, you really oughta look into tickets to The Gibson Brothers’ show. It’s part of Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman — a series devoted to a uniquely American art form in a venue that seldom fails to inspire a mood of historical reverence in its performers — and what it lacks in fireworks display it’ll make up for in attitude. Leigh and Eric Gibson are one of the leading acts in bluegrass today, and they’ve won a truckload of awards. They may have been born into Generation X — in a rural dairy-farming family in upstate New York, no less — but they take a stand for the good old ways of doing things in their music, from the thrilling tang of their throwback brotherly harmonies to the preservationist sentiments of their new album’s title track, “They Called It Music.” The modern side of their sensibilities shows itself in their penchant for writing and selecting songs with an incisive Americana storytelling bent.
Thu, Jul 4 | 7:30 PM