Bluegrass music came of age in the hills and hollows of the American South. Yet, in the past half-century, Bill Monroe’s lyrical art has evolved from a regional to a global enterprise. Eric and Leigh Gibson, from upstate New York, epitomize the new bluegrass, with meaningful well-crafted songs, and an intelligent and entertaining stage presence. Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Album and Song of the Year are but a few of the honors conferred by the bluegrass industry on the talented Gibson Brothers. On Thursday (Aug. 25), the boys and their band will perform for the Back Porch Music on the Lawn series at Durham’s American Tobacco Campus. Local favorites Hank, Patti and the Current will share the bill.
The show starts at 6 p.m. and it’s free. For more information, go to americantobaccocampus.com.
- Friday night, it’s country acts Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris at Raleigh’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek.
- Gillian Welch brings her award-winning country music to the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh on Saturday, while Tommy Edwards and Friends play bluegrass at the City Tap in Pittsboro.