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Gibson Brothers to Give Benefit Concert

SUNY Plattsburgh alumni Eric and Leigh Gibson of the award-winning Gibson Brothers will return to their alma mater March 23 to perform a benefit concert.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. They are also available in advance at the Angell College Center information desk; Baxter’s Bagels, 22 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh; and at Dick’s Country Store and Music Oasis, 7429 Route 11, Churubusco. Prices are $18 general admission and $6 for students.

All funds raised by the show will help finance future scholarships, concerts, courses and visiting artists as part of the Bluegrass for the Next Generation project. The project began when a local bluegrass fan donated funds to the SUNY Plattsburgh College Foundation with the hope of promoting the genre to future generations both at the college and in the community.

For the next phase of this project, the donor plans to give bluegrass instruments to several local school districts to foster the learning and performing of bluegrass music at the middle and high school level.

The International Bluegrass Music Association recently honored the Gibson Brothers with its Album of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year awards in October.

“They have it all: lead vocals, brother-duet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities and great original material,” said Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine of the group.

Individuals wishing to donate to this project or to SUNY Plattsburgh in general should contact Faith Long at 518-564-3615 or [email protected].

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