Iron & Diamonds preview on XM

The Gibson Brothers - Iron & DiamondsTomorrow on XM Satellite Radio’s Bluegrass Junction will be the first chance to hear the latest project from The Gibson Brothers. Eric and Leigh Gibson will join host Kyle Cantrell for a track-by-track preview of Iron & Diamonds, their upcoming release due April 8 on Sugar Hill.

This album is their first recorded with the touring band – Eric Gibson on banjo/vocals, Leigh Gibson on guitar/vocals, Rick Hayes on mandolin, Clayton Campbell on fiddle and Mike Barber on bass.

Like most of Bluegrass Junction’s exclusive programming, the Gibson Brothers feature will run several times over the next two weeks. It will debut on Thursday (3/20) at 9:00 a.m., with rebroadcasts scheduled as follows (all times EDT).

  • Tuesday (3/25) at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday (3/30) at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday (4/5) at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday (4/8) at 3:00 p.m.

Eric also shared some thoughts about the new CD with us during an interview posted late last year. He offered some insight into a number of the originals he and Leigh composed for this project, as well as the theme in the title.

“The ‘Iron’ in the title concerns the mines, while the ‘Diamonds’ is a baseball image. Leigh and I played for the Lyon Mountain Miners of the Champlain Valley Baseball League in the late 80s, early 90s. They were sons and grandsons of real Miners, but those guys all had that same us-against-the world attitude that I imagine their ancestors had.”

Read the full interview here.

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