Friday 8 April 2011
8:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Meeniyan Town Hall | Category: Music
Lyrebird Members $60
Eric Bibb is no stranger to the Australian roots music scene or the Meeniyan stage. With masterful musicianship and trademark velvet voice, the Grammy nominee has sailed into the hearts of blues and roots fans worldwide. In duo mode for this Australian tour, Eric will be accompanied by beautiful Swedish guitarist Staffan Astner, (Celine Dion) who is also featured on a new liveCD, called Troubadour Live!, that Eric will have available for this Australian tour.
Eric will showcase material from his latest full length studio release – Booker’s Guitar – an incredible album inspired by the opportunity Eric had to play a 1930s guitar owned by blues legend Booker White. Booker’s Guitar has gone on to recently win the 2010 DownBeat Critics Poll for best Blues Album!
Come and hear why, when Eric Bibb serves up some powerful tunes – aimed as much at the brain as well as the heart and soul.
‘A superb musician and performer.’ – Q Magazine
‘Is there a more soulful voice on the planet? The blues-folk troubadour is back to basics’ – The Sunday Time
Support: From the colourful streets of Byron Bay, Blackbirds brings an eloquence and simple elegance to sound which is most likened to a harmonic bath of honey. Guitar, ukulele, male and female vocal harmonies and percussion all combine to create a beautiful Blackbirds sound.