It is an honour that Eric Bibb keeps returning to the Dream Café. A very special treat. One night only.
The son of renown NYC folk singer Leon Bibb, Eric grew up around musicians like Pete Seeger, Odetta. Richie Havens, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. If that wasn’t enough, his uncle was the world-famous jazz pianist and composer John Lewis, a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and his godfather was singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson. Bibb launched his career in Europe, gaining notoriety at blues and folk festivals in London, Cambridge and Dublin, and eventually settled in Sweden where he worked as a music and voice teacher. He has played festivals around the world including Glastonbury and the Cambridge Folk Festival in the U.K., and landed opening slots on tours with Robert Cray and Ray Charles. Bibb has been nominated for a Grammy and four W.C. Handy awards (now the Blues Music Awards) and his songs have been featured on TV shows including “The District,” “Casualty” and BBC’s “Eastenders.” Released in 2006, “Diamond Days” became Bibb’s biggest selling album to date. The album entered both Australian and US charts. Bibb was nominated for “Acoustic Artist of the Year” in the 2008 Blues Music Awards. His latest release is titled “Blues People.” Joining Eric for the night is Michael Jerome Browne, fabulous player from Montreal.