Eric Bibb – Official website

Outpost Performance Space

Multi-award winning, Grammy-nominated folk-roots-blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, Eric Bibb returns to Outpost on the heels of his Fall 2014 release, Blues People, which he notes is in part a tribute to the memory of the great Dr. Martin Luther King. Steve Legget of AllMusic writes, “Bibb’s version of folk-blues is closer to gospel in tone, with a strong commitment to betterment and change, bereft of personal demons, and filled instead with cultural ones.” Raised in a household filled with music, where family friends included Pete Seeger, Odetta, Bob Dylan and the late Paul Robeson (his godfather), Eric Bibb is the son of folk singer Leon Bibb. His uncle was renowned jazz pianist and composer, John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Early in his career, Bibb spent a few years in Paris, later settling in Stockholm, Sweden. Bibb, who makes Albuquerque a consistent stop on his tours, has released many acclaimed recordings, toured the world, and in 2013, was named the Memphis Blues Foundation’s Artist of the Year. He will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist, Michael Jerome Brown. Opening the evening will be Bibb’s daughter, Yana Bibb. A vocalist and songwriter who grew up in Sweden and is currently based in New York, Yana Bibb received her formal training in Jazz Vocal Performance at the City College of NY. Her music draws from Jazz and American Folk and Blues as well as Scandinavian Folk melody and performs with her own trio as well as tours tours with her father’s ensemble. She recently released her latest album, Not a Minute Too Late.