Eric Bibb

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Descriptive "tags": blues singer-songwriter acoustic blues folk acoustic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

16 August 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bibb was, with Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood Hart, at the forefront of the 90s country blues revival. The son of famous 60s folk revivalist Leon Bibb, a nephew of jazz pianist John Lewis and godson of Paul Robeson, there was a constant stream of musical visitors to his father’s house during his childhood, including Odetta, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins and Bob Dylan. Meeting the cream of the folk revival created a lasting impression on the young Bibb, who first started to learn the guitar when he was eight. Keen to explore different countries, Bibb then left New York to busk and travel in Europe, staying in Paris before moving to Stockholm for 10 years.

Bibb began recording in the early 70s, and at the end of the decade released a series of albums with US-born guitarist Bert Deivert on the Opus 3 label. Returning to New York briefly in the 80s, he finally...

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