Ring the Bell

Ring the Bell

by The Gibson BrothersThe Gibson Brothers


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Despite the fact that the brother duo has a long and honorable bluegrass tradition going back as far as the Monroe Brothers (from which Bill Monroe emerged as a pioneering figure in bluegrass music) and the Stanley Brothers (which similarly produced Ralph Stanley as a bluegrass icon), the Gibson Brothers have never exactly been a bluegrass band. They're certainly getting closer to that mainstream sound on this, their eleventh album, mainly because a full band is playing with them on every song. It's also because of the songs themselves: "I Know Whose Tears" is classic high lonesome bluegrass, and the Eric Gibson original "That's What I Get for Loving You" also could have been written 50 years ago. Still, there are significant aspects of their sound that keep them in their own little niche. "I Can't Like Myself" sounds like it's informed by a little bit of psychotherapy (not one of the more common bluegrass song themes), and there's a rich, almost fruity tone to the lead vocals on "What Can I Do?" that is quite a ways from the bluegrass mainstream as well. Then there's the Tom Petty cover, but bluegrass versions of rock & roll songs have been pretty much par for the course ever since the Country Gentlemen. The bottom line is that the Gibson Brothers have both embraced and broadened bluegrass tradition ever since their first album in 1994, and look set to continue doing so. Good for them.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2009
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397450629
catalogNumber: 4506
Rank: 52059

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gibson Brothers   Primary Artist
Joe Walsh   Mandolin
Mike Barber   Upright Bass
Erick Jaskowiak   Percussion
Eric Gibson   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Leigh Gibson   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mike Witcher   Guitar (Resonator)
Clayton Campbell   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Tom Petty   Composer
Joe Walsh   Composer
Mike Barber   Composer
Shawn Camp   Composer
Bob DiPiero   Composer
Paul Kennerley   Composer
Gibson Brothers   Audio Production
Erick Jaskowiak   Engineer
Eric Gibson   Composer
Leigh Gibson   Composer
Joe Newberry   Composer
Marshall Warwick   Composer
Chet O'Keefe   Composer

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