Personalities | Eric Bibb | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1951)

Folk-bluesman Bibb blends deep roots with pop influences, occasionally incorporating African and Afro-Cuban sounds. He resides in Sweden but was born in New York City, where his father, Leon, performed in musical theatre and on the folk scene. His uncle was John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet, while Odetta, Pete Seeger and Paul Robeson were among his family’s friends. Bibb’s finest album to date, 2004’s Friends, features Odetta, Guy Davis, Martin Simpson, Harry Manx and his role model Taj Mahal.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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