2007-01-20 / Potter County News

Noted blues artist to perform

Photo by Michel Verlinden From the Late Show with David Letterman to the Coudersport High School auditorium, Eric Bibb rolls into town on Feb. 14. Photo by Michel Verlinden From the Late Show with David Letterman to the Coudersport High School auditorium, Eric Bibb rolls into town on Feb. 14. Potter County Fine Arts Council has landed a performance by critically acclaimed blues troubadour Eric Bibb.

A recording artist whose work mixes the gritty realities of life with its spiritual dimensions, Bibbi is fresh off the release of a new album, "Diamond Days." He'll appear at the Coudersport High School auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Valentine's Day.

The album's title and his live performances reflect the ups and downs of life, Bibb explained:

"Some days you get diamonds, and some days you get nickels and dimes. Some days it all just comes together, and you really understand why you've been slogging through the hard stuff for all these years."

Bibb's roots are in American folk music, from Southern blues and gospel to mountain music, bluegrass, country and the folk singers of the '50s and '60s. He channels these resonant voices from long ago to make them an integral part of his own music and world view.

"Eric Bibb is one of America's most outstanding acoustic blues and folk artists," said Arts Council spokesman Arthur Metzger. "We're fortunate to be able to bring his rich voice, original songs and virtuoso guitar skills for a much-awaited return engagement."

Tickets are available in Coudersport at Olga's Living with at $15 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.

Music samples, a biography and additional information are available in the Internet at www.ericbibb.com.

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