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Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic

Born: August 16, 1951

Eric was born In New York into a musical family. Eric's father, Leon Bibb, is a trained singer who sang in musical theatre and made a name for himself as part of the 1960's New York folk scene. His uncle was the world famous jazz pianist and composer John Lewis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Family friends included Pete Seeger, Odetta and actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson, Eric's godfather.

Eric was given his first steel-string guitar aged seven. By Junior High School, Eric was consumed by music. “I would cut school and claim I was sick” said Bibb. “When everyone would leave the house I would whip out all the records and do my own personal DJ thing all day long, playing Odetta, Joan Baez, The New Lost City Ramblers, Josh White.”...
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Featured recording “Deeper in the Well”

Deeper in the Well

Dixie Frog
2012
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    Eric Bibb: Deeper In The Well


    2012
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    Sisters and Brothers

    Telarc Records
    2004
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    River Road

    Challenge Jazz
    1980
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