To label Eric Bibb as a bluesman is not telling the full story. Is he a folk artist? Soul man? A gospel guy? Yes; all of that and more. Grounded in the folk/blues tradition, his sound is unique, no matter which direction he chooses. Never trend-led, never dictated to by commercial concerns, not chasing chart positions or volume sales. Eric follows his heart and it hasn’t steered him wrong yet, propelling the blues into a new century. In a career spanning 50 years, Eric has performed for Nelson Mandela, the King of Sweden and other international dignitaries. He has released 38 albums – his debut was “Ain’t It Grand” in 1972 – and he is one of a growing number of contemporary artists keeping traditional country blues and related American folk music alive and evolving.

FRINGE BY THE SEA 2017

7-13 August | for further information visit www.fringebythesea.com

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