HAVE YOU HEARD?
On the heels of Eric Bibb‘s Grammy nominated Migration Blues comes his most ambitious project to date, the 2-disc set Global Griot.
It is easy to point to Eric’s accomplishments. A five-decade career recording with folk and blues royalty. Two Grammy nominations and multiple Blues Foundation awards. A following that not only crosses borders, it crosses continents. His father, the late Leon Bibb, was an activist, actor, and folk singer who marched at Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King. Eric’s youth was spent immersed in the Village folk scene. Names like Dylan, Baez, and Seeger were visitors to his home. He was deeply influenced by Odetta, Richie Havens, and Taj Mahal. And he has synthesized all of that into his inimitable style.
Platinum selling Canadian blues man Colin James returns with his new album Miles to Go, a follow up to 2016’s Top 10 charting and critically acclaimed Blue Highways.
Miles to Go features 12 new tracks recorded in Vancouver with Colin’s tight touring band, including MonkeyJunk‘s Steve Marriner, and featuring rarely covered gems written by blues legends Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, & Howlin’ Wolf, along with originals by Colin, including the first single “40 Light Years.”
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne
Inspired by the Blues
With decades of playing, countless globe-trotting tours and a slate of acclaimed, award-winning albums under the belt of his flamboyant zoot suit, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, the 74-year-old piano master might be the hardest-working bluesman in show business. And this true original isn’t changing his tune on his top-notch 10th album Inspired By The Blues.
With 11 originals — including a tribute to Fats Domino — plus a bonus track of Georgia on My Mind cut live in Mexico, the self-produced set serves as a throwback to ’50s rhythm and blues while putting a fresh spin on the genre.