NORWOOD -- The Norwood Village Green Concert Series presents The Gibson Brothers on Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m. and Martha Gallagher who will entertain on Thursday, July 24.
Meanwhile, the concert series will present the Sultans of String will perform 7 p.m. July 17.
The Gibson Brothers will be making their fourth appearance for the Norwood Village Green Concert Series. They have received every major award in bluegrass music.
The Gibson Brothers were voted 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA World of Bluegrass 24th Annual Awards Show in Raleigh, NC. They also won the Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year for "They Called It Music".
Last Year the Gibson Brothers took home the 2012 Entertainer of the Year Award at the 23rd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The same night they won the Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year award for Singing “As We Rise.” Many years ago they won the award for Emerging Artists. They have emerged.
“Help My Brother,” their tenth album, won the prestigious 2011 IBMA Album of the Year Award. They were named the 2011 IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, the first time a brother duet has won this award." Help My Brother held top position on the Bluegrass Unlimited Album chart for 8 months.
Martha Gallagher is celebrating her 25th anniversary as the Adirondack Harper. She has a diverse musical background; from classical flautist in a symphony orchestra to lead singer in rock and jazz/blues bands. Martha has performed with such luminaries as six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains. Martha's extensive solo tours have taken her around the US and into Canada, with several tours sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts. She has been featured on numerous television and radio programs; appearances include BBC Television, Northeast Public Radio, North Country Public Radio and Good Morning Arizona.
Martha has delved into working with a variety of ensembles, arranging and performing many of her original works with symphonies, vocal ensembles, hand bell ensembles, and other groups. She has produced and recorded five CDs of primarily original music on her independent label, Singing Strings.
Martha's theatre training and creative movement work includes intensive studies with Shakespeare and Co. and The Celebration Barn Theatre. An actress, storyteller and poet, her live performances go beyond concert and into the realm of a one-woman show.
Admission is free but there is a “pass the bucket.”