Friday 22nd June 2018
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £29.50 + booking fee /
Melting Vinyl and Zaza Music present:
A progressive preservationist and a fiery singer with true soul, gospel and folk roots, it will be an honour to welcome Eric Bibb back to the stage in the UK for his Spring 2018 tour.
Bibb released his first album back in ’72, following through with 35 more LPs since – making him “one of the leading bluesmen of his generation”. For this most recent project, Eric is joined by US-born, Canadian-based multi-instrumentalist Michael Jerome Browne and French harmonica virtuoso JJ Milteau.
Bibb is one of a growing number of contemporary artists keeping traditional country blues and related American folk music alive and evolving. A gifted guitar player, who heeds the advice he got when he was just 11-years-old from Bob Dylan; keep the guitar playing simple. His work on guitar is often under-stated; sensitive brush strokes instead of dollops of musical paint. But he’s got the chops when he needs ‘em with exceptional finger-picking style. The bluesman has performed and recorded with the likes of Pops and Mavis Staples, Guy Davis, Bonnie Raitt, Toumain Diabte and Jerry Douglas.
“…what the blues in the new century should be about.” – host Elwood Blues (a.k. a Dan Aykroyd)
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ROB.GREEN is a truly rounded performer. Not only a singer/songwriter, but a multi-disciplined artist who connects all aspects of his performance.