SHOW 62: SEP 02-SEP 09, 2016
Eric Bibb’s father is 60’s folksinger and activist Leon Bibb, his uncle is the world-famous jazz pianist and composer of the Modern Jazz Quartet, John Lewis and his godfather is the legendary African-American icon Paul Robeson. He was mentored from his living room by family friends Bob Dylan and Pete Seegar. While his bloodline is rich in folk tradition his prolific songwriting and tremendous body of work that includes 40 years of performing and nearly 30 albums is what defines him as a great blues troubadour. In 2014 he released a critically acclaimed album for the Stony Plain label titled ‘Blues People’ that earned awards and the top position on several blues/roots charts and featured Taj Mahal, Ruthie Foster and the Blind Boys of Alabama.