Eric Bibb & Ruthie Foster
The Point presents Eric Bibb & Ruthie Foster
Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 7:30pm
Chandler Center for the Arts - Randolph, VT
Performing on their own and together, longtime friends and collaborators Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb join forces to celebrate a night of joyful roots music.
Eric Bibb – Already enjoying success in Europe, Grammy nominee Eric Bibb is becoming a familiar face – and voice – in the U.S. Nominated for nine W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards and winner of the Best Newcomer title in the British Blues Awards, Bibb has been appropriately described as “discreetly awesome” and “a total original.” As his popularity escalates, earlier comparisons to legendary greats Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal are being replaced by quotes that speak to Bibb’s ability to “use standard blues ingredients to cook up something all his own.”
Ruthie Foster – Those who have followed Ruthie Foster's eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. When Grammy Award-winning producer John Chelew suggested she record an album in New Orleans with support handpicked from the Crescent City's overflowing pool of talent, it was an opportunity for Ruthie to infuse fresh spices into her already rich sonic gumbo. The result was Let It Burn, released in January 2012 release on Blue Corn Music, a recording that smolders, sizzles and ignites with an intensity born from her vibrant voice and indelible presence.