New World blues
$22.50 advance / $24.50 at door
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February 16 8:00 pm
The soulful folk-blues of Eric Bibb fuses a traditional, rootsy style with contemporary sensibilities, his mellow, husky voice and lyrics in perfect balance with his sweet fingerpicking. One of the finest balladeers around, Eric's deeply satisfying blend of blues, folk, country, gospel, and soul beautifully augment his personal warmth and irrepressible optimism to create a truly enriching experience–both musically and spiritually.
Eric grew up in New York City, surrounded by major musical figures of the day; he is the son of 1960s folk and musical theatre singer Leon Bibb, nephew of pianist/composer John Lewis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and godson of singer/actor Paul Robeson. Eric has released numerous acclaimed albums, most recently The Haven, has toured with Robert Cray and Ray Charles, and has one Grammy nomination and five W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards nominations. Tonight he is joined by Oakland's own singer & percussionist Linda Tillery. "I love him," says Taj Mahal–need we say more?
Listen to a track from Eric Bibb: