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Blues guitar player Eric Bibb to perform at BYU-Idaho

September 21, 2010

Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk

Blues guitar player Eric Bibb will perform Friday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Oscar A. Kirkham Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho.


He will feature songs from his latest album, Booker's Guitar, which highlights music from the late Mississippi Delta Blues guitarist Booker T. Washington White. Grant Dermondy will accompany him on the harmonica.


Bibb already enjoys success in Europe, and as a Grammy nominee, he is quickly becoming a familiar face in the United States. He was nominated for nine W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards and was named "Best Newcomer" during the British Blues Awards.


Bibb is a New Yorker with deep roots in the American blues and folk tradition. As the son of Leon Bibb, a 1960s folk singer and television personality, he comes from a long line of musical talent. John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet is Bibb's uncle, and Paul Robeson was his godfather. Provided with many musical role models, Bibb was playing in Parisian restaurants by age 19. He has been based primarily in Europe ever since.


Tickets for the Center Stage Performing Arts Series event are $6 for BYU-Idaho students and $12 for the general public. They may be ordered by phone at (208) 496-2230 or online at www.byui.edu/tickets.