iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store…If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organise and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Help My Brother by The Gibson Brothers, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Help My Brother

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

The Gibson Brothers are a sly pair. They present themselves pretty much as a straight-ahead traditional bluegrass group, but in fact they're far from it. Unlike the newgrass bands of the 1960s and 1970s, they don't go in for Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan covers; instead they expand their stylistic boundaries more subtly and insistently. Help My Brother consists mostly of original songs (a departure from the bluegrass norm in and of itself), and the group gently pushes the borders of bluegrass tradition mainly by means of unusually complex chord changes, unusual lyrical concerns (note in particular the wry "Frozen in Time," which features the lines "I'm a dinosaur/And I feel a chill"), and understated rhythmic innovations (like the gentle swing feel on the nicely chugging "Walkin' West to Memphis"). There are a few minor missteps on this album: the falsetto lead is a bit too dramatic on "Dixie," and "He Can Be Found" is a bit on the moist and mawkish side, even by bluegrass gospel standards. But most of the program is excellent, including another example of the band's boundary-pushing tendencies: the distinctly country-flavored "Talk to Me," which features a melody that explicitly evokes Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" and an excellent cameo appearance by Claire Lynch.

Biography

Formed: 1984 in Clinton Hollow, NY

Genre: Country

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The upstate New York bluegrass group known as the Gibson Brothers is really two talented brothers and a father-and-son team who can deliver a close-knit harmony without a hitch. The brothers are writer, banjoist, and vocalist Eric Gibson and writer, guitarist, and vocalist Leigh Gibson. The father-and-son team is Junior Barber on Resophonic guitar and son Mike Barber on acoustic bass. Brothers Leigh and Eric began performing as adolescents, playing gospel instrumentals in the local church. They added...
Full bio
Help My Brother, The Gibson Brothers
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries