With a career that has spanned five decades, Eric Bibb is one of the leading bluesmen of his generation. A fiery singer with true soul, folk and gospel roots, his blues are honest and powerful, enjoyable and accessible.
Grounded in the folk/blues tradition, Bibb’s music has been called classy and consistent, uplifting and inspiring. Never trend-led, nor dictated to by commercial concerns, Eric follows his heart and he is appearing at The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday, April 14.
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 released 38 albums following his debut, ‘Ain’t It Grand’ in 1972.
Eric is one of a growing number of contemporary artists keeping traditional country blues and related American folk music alive and evolving. As a singer-songwriter he’s finding it easier than ever to attract and reach new audiences, especially among younger people.
In 2015 he released ‘Lead Belly’s Gold’ and received a standing ovation with his show-stopping performance at the Lead Belly Fest at the Royal Albert Hall. Eric was back in the studio in autumn 2016, working on a new album, ‘Migration Blues’.
Tickets are £25, ring the box office on 01284 758000 or see www.theapex.co.uk for details.