Carnegie Hall proudly presents Eric Bibb on Friday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Concert goers may enjoy food and beverage before the show in the Mainstage Lounge. The Lounge, hosted by The French Goat, will be open from 6:45-7:25 p.m. and will reopen at intermission. Tickets for the Lounge may be purchased for $5 at the door or in advance.
As the godson of Paul Robeson, the nephew of John Lewis, and the son of Leon Bibb, Eric Bibb was raised in an environment where music crucially mattered. He brings that same intensity, along with what the Dayton Daily News calls “grace, elegance and gentleness,” to the concert stage as a mature and increasingly popular performer.
Eric’s breakout performance at the London Blues Festival thrust him into the front ranks among blues and song-writing circles in Europe, where he has lived for most of his adult life. In recent years, North American audiences too have experienced his “stripped-down acoustic blues that quietly rocks the soul” (FMQB). He is equally at home at jazz festivals (San Francisco, Montreal), blues festivals (Poconos, Cognac), world music festivals (Chicago), folk festivals (Philadelphia, Edmonton, Vancouver), and performing arts venues (Skirball Center, University of Vermont, University of Michigan).
A performance by Eric Bibb is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. His music, like his personality, is intimate, assured and passionate. “You are what the blues in the new century should be about.” —Elwood Blues, House of Blues Radio Hour
To purchase tickets, call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org. Ticket prices for this performance range from $25-35 with discounts available for members, seniors, students and military. Members, please note this performance is the 2015-2016 Carnegie Hall Members’ Show. Become a member of the Hall and get one free ticket per membership. Valid this show only. Call or stop by the Box Office to make your reservation.
Carnegie Hall’s 2015-16 arts programming is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.