Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb | Global Griot

UbuntuFM | Eric Bibb | Global Griot

#Reviews #World Eric Bibb

A message from the global messenger Master Chef Bibb is serving us so many different dishes and flavours with this release - 24 in total - that there is simply no way of denying or disliking what he has on offer. 

Upon receiving Eric Bibb's new album from Dixiefrogs - thank you Philippe -  our first, rather underwhelming thought was: what's a griot?

For many others who might have the same response, here's Webster's definition:

Griot: a member of a class of travelling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa.

Logically, a 'global' griot

UbuntuFM meets Eric Bibb

UbuntuFM | Eric Bibb | Blues troubadour, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, citizen of the world.

#Interviews #Blues Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb | Blues troubadour, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Grammy nominee, citizen of the world.In his latest release ‘Migration Blues’ (2017) Eric Bibb - 2017 Grammy nominee in the best traditional Blues album category - draws a parallel between the former African-American share-croppers leaving the segregation and misery of the Southern USA for the industrial cities

Ikenna: Welcome to UbuntuFM Mr. Bibb, and thank you for your time. You have quite a career spanning five decades, 36 albums, countless radio and television appearances and non-stop touring. How did you manage to do this? Are you able to condense this experience in a few lines and share it with our readers?

Eric: Looking back I, too, am amazed at the many miles I’ve travelled. The trick to

Eric Bibb | "Migration Blues"

UbuntuFM | Eric Bibb | Migration Blues (2017)

#Releases #Blues Eric Bibb

Whether you’re looking at a former sharecropper, hitchhiking from Clarksdale to Chicago in 1923, or an orphan from Aleppo, in a boat full of refugees in 2016 – it’s migration blues...On "Migration Blues" Eric Bibb draws a parallel between the former African American sharecroppers leaving the segregation and misery of the South for the industrial cities of the North and the current migratory movement to Europe of the refugees from the Middle East.

This album features a trio comprised of Eric and two stellar guests: JJ Milteau (harmonica) and Michael Jerome Browne (guitar, fiddle, banjo…) and, occasionally, a few more classy performers.

Migration Blues will certainly be considered one of Eric Bibb’s major albums as he was nominated for a 2017 Grammy in the 'best traditional Blues album' category.

"Blues is the creation of a people