As he gears up to release his highly relevant new album 'Dear America' tomorrow, blues veteran Eric Bibb has unveiled a powerful new video for the album’s title track. Opening with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. about the importance of standing up to injustice and featuring footage of the January 6th attack on the Capital Building, the video is a striking look at the political and social climate in the US after a particularly challenging period in the country’s history.
Blues veteran Eric Bibb has never addressed the United States – or shone a light on himself – with such focused eloquence as he does on 'Dear America’, his powerful new album out September 10th, featuring guest appearances by Ron Carter, Eric Gales, Shaneeka Simon, and more. On the wistful "Emmett’s Ghost” with Ron Carter, Bibb revisits the appalling murder of Emmett Till, whose incendiary lynching in 1955 galvanized the civil rights movement.
Eric Bibb has known many different Americas; the good, the bad and the ugly. Born in New York City in 1951, the thunderbolt of the Sixties folk revival remains so alive in the 69-year-old’s memory that he can still recall the idealism on the night air of Greenwich Village and picture Bob Dylan standing in his living room. Yet just as vivid are the dark societal flash points of the last year, when protesters highlighted the open wound of US race relations while a bitter Presidential election scrawled jagged battle lines.
Stony Plain Records announces a March 31 release date for Migration Blues, the new album from Blues Music Award-winning singer/songwriter Eric Bibb. The new album showcases Eric Bibb’s talents on vocals, guitars, six-string banjo and contrabass guitar, backed by a group that features Michael Jerome Browne (guitars, vocals, banjos, mandolin and triangle) and JJ Milteau (harmonica). Migration Blues was produced by Bibb, Browne and Milteau. Watch a video of the making of Migration Blues here: