With a career spanning five decades, 36 albums, countless radio and television shows, and non-stop touring; Eric Bibb’s relentless love of music makes him one of the true blues troubadours of his generation. Bibb’s soul, gospel, and folk-infused voice is accessible, honest, and powerful. His unwaveringly positive demeanour has found him sharing the stage with Taj Mahal, Pops and Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, Guy Davis, Rory Block, and more.
Both nights Bibb will be joined by Montreal’s Michael Jerome Browne. An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Browne has been described by the Globe and Mail as “arguably the finest acoustic blues artist in this country.” Their rich stories and spirited guitar interplay come together for an intimate experience at Arts Commons in the Martha Cohen Theatre.
“Eric Bibb’s version of the blues is hushed and elegant, as much or more about redemption as it is about despair. His best songs, often built on traditional patterns and rhythms, are wise and affirming, and they fall to the brighter and more hopeful side of the blues, a vision that makes him the spiritual descendant of Blind Willie Johnson.” – Steve Leggett, AllMusic
“Michael Jerome Browne… magnifies the magnificence of 1920s and 1930s country blues numbers… A singer of clarity and character, he is as skilled on banjo and mandolin as he is on valuable old guitars.” -Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat