Eric Bibb – Blues Highlights
Eric Bibb. Blues veteran Eric Bibb signs with provogue and announces a new album ‘Dear America’. As a musician, he’s knows many different Americas, the good, the bad and the ugly. If you could call out to your country, what would you say? Well, when Eric Bibb embarks on the title song that galvanizes the Dear America album.
A fiercely literate and historically informed songwriter found himself unpacking a seven-decade relationship with a partner of dramatic extremes. “It’s a love letter,” he explains of the record’s root concept.“Because America”, with all its associations its and bloody history. It’s always been a place of incredible hope and optimism.”
“The title of ‘Whole World’s Got The Blues’
With the “Whole World’s Got The Blues,” the Grammy-nominated guitarist and troubadour Eric Bibb signs to Provogue Records. Mascot Label Group and the anticipated release of this new album on August 20th. “The title of ‘Whole World’s Got The Blues’ refers not only to the current global pandemic challenging us all. But also, to the fact that music-lovers around the world love the blues,” comments Bibb. “Recorded in New York City with ace producer Glen Scott, this track features legendary drummer Steve Jordan, world-renowned bass player Tommy Sims and the phenomenal Eric Gales on lead guitar. We can’t wait for you to hear it!”
Eric’s father, the late Leon Bibb was an activist, actor, and folk singer who marching at Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King. Eric’s youth was spent immersed in Village folk scene. Artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Pete Seeger were visitors to his home. Also, his influences are Odetta, Richie Havens, and Taj Mahal. Furthermore, he has melds all of the influences into his very own style.
Preserving the best traditions of pre-war blues. While continually expanding his own oeuvre, Eric is often referred to as a “bluesman,” but troubadour is the word that describes him best. Sliding neatly between genres as he builds bridges with musicians from the UK and Europe, pickers from North America, and Kora players from West Africa. His collaborations with the likes of Michael Jerome Browne, JJ Milteau, Danny Thompson, and Habib Koite have produced music that is both ecstatic and exquisite. You can order the album here
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