Blues Singer / Songwriter
ERIC BIBB was born into a musical family in New York. At age seven, he was given his first steel-string guitar. By junior high, Bibb was hooked. At 16, Bibb’s father invited him to play guitar in the house band for his father’s TV talent show called, “Someone New.” Following high school, he went on to study Psychology at Columbia University, but he quickly realized it wasn’t his true calling. At 19, Bibb left for Paris and was introduced to blues guitar.
Eventually, Eric moved to Stockholm, Sweden and settled down. He immersed himself in blues, and wrote and performed.
In 1997, Bibb released his album titled Good Stuff. He signed to the British-based label Code Blue, but only released one album there. The album was called Me to You and featured appearances by Mavis Staples and Pops.
Since then, Bibb has gone on to release several more records, several W.C. Handy award nominations, and numerous other awards. He received a Grammy nomination for Shakin’ a Tailfeather.
Eric describes his latest creation as, “My new album Get Onboard is, without a doubt one of the most exciting projects of my career. It’s a further exploration into the place where blues meets gospel and soul.”