Farm Of Yesterday from The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson Brothers are celebrating three months with the title track of their Ring The Bell CD atop the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Survey of bluegrass songs. Another track getting attention from the album is Farm Of Yesterday, an autobiographical song that Eric and Leigh Gibson wrote about growing up on their family’s dairy farm in northeastern New York

Eric said that they had received many requests for more information about the farm, and he passed along an aerial photo and these details.

“The farm in the northern foothills of the Adirondacks was in our family from 1865 until our father’s health forced him out in 2000.  At one point he went 23 years without taking a single day off, not even for holidays or Sundays. We owned 650 acres and had about a 110 head herd of Holsteins. We still own the woods that you can see north of the barn.

We wrote this for our parents, but we are finding that it is catching on with many people.”

Here’s video of the guys doing Farm Of Yesterday at the Wind Gap festival in Pennsylvania last year.

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