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Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series Presents The Gibson Brothers

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The Gibson BrothersJonesborough, TN -- The Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Music Series will present an award-winning hot-band when they bring The Gibson Brothers to the concert series on May 19th. Joining The Gibson Brothers will be Mark Newton's Stillhouse Band and Blue Edition. Produced by Mountain Music Entertainment and nestled in Tennessee's oldest town, the Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series was recently awarded the NETTA Pinnacle Award.

Eric and Leigh, more widely known as The Gibson Brothers, are recognized as the finest brother duet in bluegrass music today, evidenced by their being named International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 2011 Vocal Group of the Year and also winning the 2011 Album of the Year for Help My Brother; also named the 2011 Album of the Year by PopMatters and the 2012 Album of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA). This follows two 2010 IBMA awards for Song of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for "Ring The Bell". Help My Brother is their tenth release and arguably the finest in the duo's 20-year career. The project held the #1 album position on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 chart for 8 months and continues to have songs charting one year after it's release. With its uplifting message and tight brother harmonies, Help My Brother has further established The Gibson Brothers as one of the most important bands in bluegrass music today. Eric (banjo) and Leigh (guitar) are supported by a tight ensemble of musicians including Clayton Campbell (fiddle), Joe Walsh (mandolin) and Mike Barber (upright bass).

Opening for The Gibson Brothers will be Mark Newton's Stillhouse Band. Originally from Paducah, KY, Mark Newton has spent his lifetime in music, first performing professionally with the cutting edge band The Virginia Squires, and then with his own band that he has fronted since the late 1990's. During his career he has entertained thousands and has released several solo projects including his latest, Hillbilly Hemingway, produced by the legendary Carl Jackson (producer of the Grammy-winning Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers album). In addition to performing, Newton produced the landmark album, Follow Me Back To The Fold winning IBMA's Recorded Event Of The Year in 2001. Joining The Gibson Brothers and Mark Newton's Stillhouse Band, Blue Edition, comprised of students from East Tennessee State University's Bluegrass and Old Time Music Program, will also perform.

The Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series is especially proud to announce they recently were awarded the primary Pinnacle Award in the entertainment and recreation category from the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association (NETTA). The NETTA Pinnacle Awards pay tribute to individuals, groups, businesses and organizations that significantly contributes to the region's economy through tourism promotion and development. "We were thrilled to be recognized for our contribution to tourism by NETTA," stated Steve Johnson of Mountain Music Entertainment, producer of the Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series. "Our objective has always been to bring headline entertainment to the region while giving back to the community and to be recognized for that is a wonderful accomplishment." In addition to winning the Pinnacle Award, the Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series will also announce their partnership with the Southern Appalachia Ronald McDonald House during a press conference to be held in Johnson City, TN on Friday, May 18th.

The next Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series concert will take place on May 19th at 7:00pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center located at 117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, Tennessee. Tickets are $20/adults, $10/ETSU students with ID and children 12 and under, and may be purchased at the door the night of the show, online at or by calling 866-401-4223. Proceeds from this show will benefit the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House Charities located on the campus of Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House, visit For more information on the Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series including a complete concert schedule, please visit

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