FBF continues our look at some interesting upcoming releases.
This one's still a few weeks out, but I promise it will be worth your time when it gets here on March 27. Eric Bibb comes from a musical family....his father is folk singer Leon Bibb and his uncle was the late John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Bibb himself has been playing guitar since the mid 60's, when he attended New York City's High School of Music and Art. He had some great teachers over the years, including Bob Dylan and Mickey Baker, and has amassed an impressive body of work in the field of blues music since the late 90's.
Davis recently recorded the play as a 2-CD set on his own Smokeydoke Records. The play is a mixture of song and narration, both tall tales and serious recollections, and captures the setting perfectly. There are some songs written by Davis and a few songs from artists like Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Willie McTell, and Reverend Gary Davis. It's a wonderful journey, done masterfully by Guy Davis, and definitely worth a listen for any blues fan.
Blues For Sale, looks like it could be one of his best. I've heard four songs from the new disc so far ("Miss Boss," "Broken Soldier," "Talking Naughty," and "It's Killing Me") and they are excellent additions to the Garner catalog, so naturally I am looking forward to hearing the rest soon. It will be out on March 20, on Dixiefrog Records, so keep an eye out for it. While you're waiting, if he happens to make an appearance near you, please make every effort to check him out. You can thank me later.