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Birth Name: Eric Bibb
Born: 1951/08/16
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Years Active: 1962-present
Genres: Acoustic Folk-Blues

Eric Bibb (born August 16, 1951) is an American-born acoustic blues singer-songwriter. He moved to Europe in 1970 and currently resides in Helsinki, Finland. Bibb's father, Leon, was a musical theater singer, who made a name for himself as part of the 1960s New York folk scene. His uncle was the jazz pianist and composer John Lewis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Family friends included Pete Seeger, and actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson, Bibb's godfather. He was given his first steel-string acoustic guitar aged seven. At 16 years old, his father invited him to play guitar in the house band for his TV talent show “Someone New.” In 1969, Bibb played guitar for the Negro Ensemble Company at ... Continue Bio >>

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