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
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
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