Bibb’s music has been called “classy and consistent”, “uplifting” and “inspiring.” There is a spiritual aspect indelibly etched into its core.
Grounded in the folk/blues tradition, the Bibb sound is unique, no matter which direction he chooses. Never trend-led, never dictated to by commercial concerns, not chasing chart positions or volume sales. Eric follows his heart and it hasn’t steered him wrong yet, propelling the blues into a new century.
In a fifty year career, Eric has performed for Nelson Mandela, for the King of Sweden and other international dignitaries. He plays an average of 150 shows a year and has toured in circa 25 countries. Bibb has released 38 albums – his debut was “Ain’t It Grand” in 1972 – and he has been a part of many collaborations on record and on stage.
To label Eric Bibb as a bluesman is not telling the full story. Is he a folk artist? Soul man? A gospel guy? Yes; all of that and more. A progressive preservationist, among a handful of traders of the lost art, in the company of the likes of Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Guy Davis, among others. His music rooted in tradition, but with a large helping of contemporary sensibility to make it retro and relevant.
Tickets costing £25 are available now.
Tickets are available from the Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10.30am – 2.30pm plus until show start on event days. Tickets can also be purchased on the booking hotline 0844 248 1588* or online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk.