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Monday, April 7, 2008

Gibson Brothers Iron & Diamonds

You know you've got a good audience when your marketing table is swamped long before the start of the show. And it proved to be a great audience for the Gibson Brothers "Iron and Diamonds" CD release party at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, Mass. The energy was very high and the band seemed to feed off it performing a sensational set starting with "Cabin Down Below" which got the folks in the groove and continuing with the title cut, "Iron and Diamonds," about the lives of hard working miners and how they came alive on sunday to play ball. The Brothers played most of the new self written material as well as some requests of tunes from their previous release "Red Letter Day". My favorite of the night was "Pickers Blues", this song starts with a powerful guitar solo and wonderful rhythm and it's easy for a picker to relate to the lyrics. All in all it was a great night of music, the band was tight and right with Rick Hayes on mandolin, Clayton Campbell on fiddle and of course Mike Barber on bass , they played nearly two hours and probably would have played even longer but they had to stop in order to get bass player Mike Barber home by morning so he could get to the fishing hole.

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