Eric Bibb: Global Griot by George W. Harris • November 12, 2018 • 0 Comments Blues master Eric Bibb takes American blues back to its origins of West Africa, mixing instrumentation from Senegal and Mali on this wide ranging two disc set. Moods of the Sahel desert are created by Solo Cissokho’s kora and[…]
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: ERIC BIBB – MIGRATION BLUES Bibb tackles the very topical issue of forced migration on this set, whether it be due to war, poverty or enslavement. His goal is to challenge us to be more tolerant and welcoming, as history always shows us welcoming immigrants[…]
As the album here says on the front cover, “Blues Is A Beautiful Landscape.” Here, you get it on the back porched and plugged in. Eric Bibb plays 6 & 12 string guitar, 6 string banjo and guitalele as well as delivering vocals in a wonderfully sandied voice. He’s teamed up[…]
Eric Bibb stays busy. His latest release, The Happiest Man In The World, on Stony Plain Records, is yet another interesting approach to making and presenting music. The album has Bibb making music with British Jazz and Folk musician Danny Thompson joining Bibb on double bass, and JJ Milteau on[…]
Eric Bibb may have good reason to be the Happiest Man in the World, with top quality music seemingly pouring from the guy on a regular basis. This is his second release inside twelve months, following hot on the heels of the highly acclaimed Lead Belly’s Gold which featured French[…]
Eric Bibb is a prolific musical marvel. For example, in the last six years, he has released by my count nine recordings (including two live discs) that reflect an amazing range of diverse musical influence and sound: African/Mali music (Brothers in Bamako). Cajun/Louisiana (Deeper in the Well), Huddie Ledbetter (Lead[…]
Harsh weather conditions almost stopped the Eric Bibb/Guy Davis concert from happening. Fortunately it didn’t and J.M. McSpadden III over at The Flame Still Burns was there and has put together his words describing and reviewing the event. Read it at The Flame Still Burns website.