Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Guitarist interprets blues beyond stereotypes.(Music)

Byline: Kenn Rodriguez FOR THE JOURNAL

* Raised in New York City and influenced by folk, Eric Bibb learned to understand the truthfulness of music at an early age

Eric Bibb is not your typical bluesman. Or, more accurately, Bibb is not your stereotypical bluesman.

The stereotype of the bluesman from the Deep South or from the streets of Chicago is predominant, but the 49-year-old vocalist/guitarist is neither of these.

The son of renowned blues/folk musician Leon Bibb, Eric Bibb grew up in New York City's Greenwich Village during the folk music explosion of the late '50s and early '60s. There he was exposed to musicians Pete Seeger, Paul Robeson (who is his godfather) and Odetta (with whom he is playing at several shows in New Mexico over the weekend). …

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