A troubadour in the true sense of the word, Eric Bibb's relentless touring schedule sees the well-loved acoustic bluesman criss-crossing the globe each year, playing to crowds ever eager to hear his soulful, rootsy delivery.
Born in 1951, Eric grew up surrounded by musicians – his father was a singer and active in the New York folk scene of the 1960s – and he picked up his first guitar at seven years old. A key figure in that scene at the time, Bob Dylan helped to kick-start Eric's career - or at least shape his stripped-back approach, telling him to, "keep it simple, forget all that fancy stuff" when he was just 11.
It's advice that Eric has stuck to over his career, making a name for himself as a consummate solo blues guitarist and singer whose raw, heartfelt performances have won him fans around the world. Nominated for no less than six Acoustic Blues Artist of The Year awards (the latest in 2013, to coincide with the release of his Jericho Road album), Eric is one of the most respected players of his kind.