Eric Bibb生于1951年的正宗纽约佬 Eric Bibb 家传正宗美国布鲁斯和乡村音乐。 他的父亲Leon Bibb是60年代的民谣和歌剧院歌手，兼玩电视业。他舅舅是鼎鼎大名爵士钢琴师和作曲家 John Lewis， Modern Jazz Quartet里的核心人物。他干爹是Paul Robeson －－ 歌唱家加名演员。生长在触手可及的音乐环境了，小Bibb打小就颇受Odetta, Richie Havens, Pete Seeger, Earl Robinson, Joan Baez, 鲍勃·迪伦, 茱蒂·柯林斯等等的影响。
Eric7岁开始玩吉他，到了初中已经彻底迷恋音乐。18岁（69年）他进了纽约的“全黑伙伴”（“Negro Ensemble Company”）开始表演吉他。19岁去了巴黎闯天下，先是餐馆里弹弹。然后跑到瑞典，在70年代基本就呆在那里。
Eric Bibb头次签约是80年代初期给瑞典BMG当词曲创作。后来，他签约独立的瑞典唱片公司 Opus3， 留下了他最著名的一些唱片。这些唱片给他在国际上获得认可铺平了道路，此后可谓一帆风顺。 Eric Bibb的演奏总是让人获得音乐上和精神上的愉快的满足。音如其人－－温和，亲密，热情！他总是让听的人卷入他的演奏，而不是做一个旁观者，所以经常有现场的听众听着听着站起来叫他“再来过再来过～～”。
impressive live and studio recordings from the young man who's on the forefront of contemporary acoustic blues, and stories. Simply beautiful. ERIC BIBB - gtrs/voc, STEVE SIMPSON - mand/fiddle/gtrs, DAVE BRONZE - bass.
Like Josh White, Jr., who is the son of folk singer Josh White, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Eric Bibb was raised in the folk tradition, the son of the folk singer Leon Bibb. Bibb's uncle was the world-famous jazz pianist and composer, John Lewis, part of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Bibb was raised in a music-filled household, as family friends in the 1950s and '60s included Pete Seeger, Odetta, Bob Dylan, and the late Paul Robeson, who was named Eric's godfather. Bibb got his first steel guitar at age seven, and he got some advice from Dylan that he never forgot, to "keep it simple, forget all that fancy stuff." When he was 13, Bibb entered New York City's High School of Music and Art, where he studied double bass, vocals, classical guitar, and piano. When he was 16, his father asked him to play guitar in the house band for his TV talent show, Someone New.
Just seen him at the Queens hall in Edinburgh and bought his new album at the concert. Have just bought this one as I liked the music he plays so much.
He is a genuine guy who really enjoys playing and it comes across in the music which is both fast and slow while still retaining the general ambience of the New Orleans style blues/bluegrass sound.
The album has a number of tracks he performs at his concerts and a must have if you liked his new one or any of the previous albums.
01. Tell Ol' Bill 5:25
02. New Automobile 3:30
03. Sugar Mama 3:29
04. Candy Man 3:10
05. Panama Hat 3:33
06. Goin' Down Slow 5:10
07. For You 5:30
08. Gonna Walk This Road 2:37
09. I Want Jesus To Walk With Me 4:21
10. Sebastian's Tune 1:27
11. Shavin' Talk 3:24
12. Saucer 'n' Cup 4:11
13. Gratitude 3:05
14. Lazy Afternoon (Duet With Leon Bibb) 2:47