Eric and Habib Koite with percussionist Mama Kone.
A fabulous show with a mixture of blues and world music. Songs from the new cd "Brothers In Bamako" that have been written by Eric and Habib is an absolute gem!!
Photos taken by : Michel de Brock
Eric wins Acoustic Artist of the Year award at the Blues Foundation, Memphis, May 10, 2012
Eric has been nominated!
Released last summer, Eric Bibb's Blues, Ballads & Work Songs ( Opus 3 Records) has been nominated for a Swedish Grammy Award in the Folk Music category. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, his last release, "Troubadour Live" (Telarc) has been nominated for a Blues Foundation Award in Best Acoustic Album category. Eric has also received a Blues Foundation nomination for Best Acoustic Artist. What a year!
More good news! Downbeat Magazine has chosen Troubadour Live as one of their best cds of 2011!!!
Eric is coming back to Australia!
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Eric's song writing workshop on Gabriola Island
Eric Bibb has been nominated by the Blues Foundation for 2011
You can offer your support, by becoming a member of the Blues Foundation. You can join online at https://www.blues.org/#ref=members_index or call Cindi James at +0 901.527.2583 ext. 10 to join.
Everybody loves Booker's Guitar
Eric's latest album make the Top 10 list of the Folk Roots/Folk Branches blog.
Booker's Guitar Makes Another 2010 List
1. Pinetop Perkins / Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith – Joined At The Hip
2. Eric Bibb - Booker's Guitar
3. Janiva Magness - The Devil Is An Angel, Too
4. Peter Karp / Sue Foley - He Said She Said
5. The Holmes Brothers - Feed My Soul
The Sunday Times Top Jazz Albums 2010
Booker's Guitar makes #3.
Eric Bibb’s new Ariel
Somewhere in the "Fylde Book" is a picture of Eric admiring a piece of Purpleheart timber. Since that day, he has wanted a purple guitar to go with his pink one, his black one, his red one, etc etc. That was a large part of the inspiration for this guitar- colour. Purpleheart back and sides, Seqouia Redwood top, African Blackwood bindings with blue dyed lines, gold tuners. Inside the guitar there is white, brown and probably yellow. Next time you see him, ask Eric for "I can sing a rainbow -----" No, don’t.
The sound is sort of "explosive", (best not to mention that to the airline),Seqouia being so light and stiff, it responds immediately, helped by the "classical” bridge position right in the centre of the lower bouts. Not a guitar to be played hard, maybe sitting on a suitcase, singing quietly while waiting for the Volcano ash cloud to clear
Eric with Roger Bucknall, Fylde Guitars
Feature from Helsingin Sanomat in Finland
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A message from Eric
We had an wonderful response to Tab Book song ideas! We would like to thank-you for your input and we're very excited to be starting to work on this during the summer.
There will be an announcement made on the website as to when this will be released.
Looking forward to sharing it with you all!!
Eric on Jazz FM
Click on Blues and Boogie under David Freeman
Eric in the Sunday Times
A new video interview of Eric
Eric makes the front cover of Acoustic Magazine
The magazine is available in newsagents across the world and can be ordered from www.acousticmagazine.com.
Booker's Guitar makes it to #1
Eric's new album, Booker's Guitar, has made it to number 1 in the Sound Scan Blues chart in the US.
Congratulations to everyone!
Eric Bibb Interview in Downbeat
Link to PDF document: here
Eric's Top Ten
- Ray Charles – Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
- Bob Marley – Catch A Fire
- Shirley Horn – Here’s to Life
- Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man the way I Loved You
- Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ at Midnight
- Donovan – Wear Your Love Like Heaven
- Slim Harpo – Rainin’ in my Heart
- Blind Willie Johnston – Dark was the Night
- Odetta – At the Gate of Horn
- The Band – Music from Big Pink.