Eric Bibb

2018 Grammy Award Nominee and Blues on Broadbeach first-timer, Eric Bibb, is set to take the stage at Blues on Broadbeach in 2019. Eric has had a more than impressive five-decade career recording with folk and Blues royalty and acquiring multiple Blues Foundation awards, as well as having a following that not only crosses borders but crosses continents.
Eric is an artist who preserves the best traditions of pre-war Blues, even while he expands his own oeuvre. Marketing tags him as a Bluesman, but troubadour is the word that best describes him. He slides neatly between genres as he builds bridges with musicians from the UK and Europe, pickers from North America, and Kora players from West Africa.
Fortunately for us, Eric shows no signs of slowing down. He has, of late, been touring a stage show he developed entitled Tales of a Blues Brother. The program intersperses photographs and film clips with gripping oral tradition and rapturous song, tracing Eric’s personal journey through the heady days of the 60’s folk music and civil rights movements. In one moment, he manages to entertain, educate, and motivate us. Eric provides a grounding in the truth which we desperately need in these days of rancour. A vision we need in a world of divisive rhetoric and veiled allusions to “the other.”

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