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Bluegrass Country Concert: Celebration Of 45 Years
Bluegrass Country Live at Forty-Five!

Friday, November 2, 2012 @8:00pm


Bluegrass Country is celebrating 45 years of programming with a live concert at the George Washington University Lisner Auditorium. The concert will be held on Nov. 2, 2012, from 8 to 10 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The event will include performances by Gibson Brothers and The Del McCoury Band, with one 15 minute intermission between bands.

Location: The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium
(Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU)
730 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052

General Admission: $40.00 (all seating is reserved)

To purchase your tickets and reserve your seats, or for more information on box office hours, area parking lots and directions, please visit: http://www.lisner.org or call 202-994-6851. Lisner Auditorium handles all ticketing.

Questions? Please e-mail: bgcmembership@wamu.org


Featuring:

The Gibson Brothers

2012 IBMA Entertainers of the Year and winners of the 2012 IBMA Gospel Recorded Performance.
2011 IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, The Gibson Brothers—Eric and Leigh—are widely recognized as the finest brother duet in bluegrass music

today. Winner of the esteemed 2011 IBMA Album of the Year Award, HELP MY BROTHER is their tenth release and arguably the finest in the duo's career.

Help My Brother, the Gibson Brothers' tenth album, is the winner of the prestigious 2011 IBMA Album of the Year Award. The Gibson Brothers were also named the 2011 IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, the first time a brother duet has been honored with this award.

Help My Brother held the #1 position on the Bluegrass Unlimited Album chart for 8 months. It definitely had staying power, with songs charting on the BU Top 30 more than a year after its release.

These honors follow the success of Ring the Bell. The title cut of that album won the 2010 IBMA Song and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year.

The Del McCoury Band
Vince Gill says it simply, and maybe best: "I'd rather hear Del McCoury sing 'Are You Teasing Me' than just about anything." For over 50 years, Del's music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans--count Gill among them--as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. Del McCoury was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2011.

The Del McCoury Band is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.

There's no doubt that Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury is just that-a life's work-but it's no swan song. As far as that goes, Del's already said it himself, and said it best; he may be 70, but as he sings in one of his own songs, co-written with country hit writer (and second generation bluegrasser) Harley Allen, "Don't ever let it be said darling, that what I do don't bring me joy... I'm a guitar-picking, bluegrass-singing, never grow up boy."