Monday, July 25, 2011

Rick's Picks: Eric Bibb

This week Rick's Picks of the Week is the soulful Eric Bibb on Tuesday, July 26th, at 7:30 on the Mainstage at The Triple Door.

Eric Bibb blends the sounds of blues and gospel for harmonious, melodic songs that speak rhythm to the ears, heart and soul.

Born into a musical family in New York in the 50's, Bibb was given his first steel-string guitar when he was seven and by junior high he was consumed by music. "I would cut school and claim I was sick," says Bibb. "When everyone would leave the house, I would whip out all the records and do my own personal DJ thing all day long, playing Odetta, Joan Baez, The New Lost City Ramblers, Josh White."

In his early twenties he moved to Europe to immerse himself in creative environments and play with worldly musicians. Since the late 90's, he has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including Late with Jools Holland and The Late Late Show while his band has played most of the world's major festivals including Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK.

Most recently, the release of Get Onboard "is, without a doubt one of the most exciting projects of my career" says Bibb. "It's a further exploration into the place where blues meets gospel and soul."

See Eric Bibb perform on July 26th, at 7:30 on The Mainstage!

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