Eric Bibb returns!
World-renowned blues artist, Eric Bibb, returns to the historic Thrasher Opera House on Saturday, April 19 for a performance. Bibb is not new to
Eric was born into a musical family. He’s the son of 60’s folk and musical theatre legend Leon Bibb, and nephew to the world-famous jazz pianist/composer John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Family friends include Pete Seeger, Odette and actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson, Eric’s godfather. Growing up surrounded by talent Eric recalls a childhood conversation with Bob Dylan, who, on the subject of guitar playing advised the 11-year-old to “Keep it simple, forget all that fancy stuff”.
A performance by Eric Bibb is an enriching experience both spiritually and musically. His music embraces the timeless sounds of southern folk and gospel melding a traditional rootsy American style with a subtle contemporary sound. As one critic wrote “Eric’s singing and versatile guitar playing fuses a variety of genres to become a New World Blues”.
With more than 14 albums and a DVD already to his credit, Eric’s latest effort on Telarc label is Get Onboard, a 12-track set that features guest appearances by guitarist/songwriter Bonnie Raitt and blues/folk/gospel singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster. Recorded in
A performance by Eric Bibb is a treat, in and of itself – but to make the evening even more memorable is to begin with dinner at Heidel House’s Grey Rock Restaurant. A special dinner package is available for Thrasher concert patrons only, beginning with a wonderful three-course dinner consisting of either soup or salad, choice of any menu entrée, and dessert; with coffee, tea, or soda, and tax, all included. Price for concertgoers is $25 and reservations can be made by calling the Heidel House directly at 920-294-3344.
Tickets for Eric Bibb’s much-anticipated return concert, sponsored by Kindred Hearts Senior Living are only $25 and can be purchased at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake State Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.