A guitar, a hat, a voice

Eric Bibb is a cool dude. He likes a fine hat and a well-made guitar. He is the new voice of blues. And hes coming to Lismore!

Eric Bibbs guitar style is not what youd normally expect from a blues guitarist. He has a delicate but emotional finger-picking style that creates a multi-layered background for his sweet voice. And then theres his songs....

When Eric Bibb performs at the Star Court Theatre in Lismore next Saturday, March 3, hell be accompanied by one of the giants of the double bass, Danny Thompson, who began his career in that legendary sixties band Pentangle and has since played with some of the big names in the music business like Roy Orbison, Richard Thompson and Kate Bush.

Eric will be promoting his new album Diamond Days which, like his live show, is a blend of the blues and elements of folk, country, gospel, and soul. He is the son of New York folk singer Leon Bibb, who exposed Eric to a wide variety of acoustic folk music. Eric had the opportunity to hang out with performers like Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan in the sixties when he was a young boy. He later went on to immerse himself in pre-war blues guitar playing and songwriting, moved to Europe in his twenties and eventually settled in Sweden.

Tickets are $45 and available from or 6622 0300.

Freebie: The Echo has a double pass to Erics Lismore show to give away. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.15 & 10.30am next Monday, February 26, and tell us if the Star Court Theatre in Lismore used to be a) an animal hospital, b) a Masonic club for elderly gentlemen or c) a cinema.

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