Qwest TV Premieres Eric Bibb’s ‘Tales From A Blues Brother’

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Bibb delivers an intimate one-man show in Tales From A Blues Brother, which premieres Oct. 8 on Qwest TV.

(Photo: Courtesy Qwest TV)

On Friday, Oct. 8, Qwest TV by Quincy Jones will premiere Tales From A Blues Brother, a one-man performance of spoken word and song by blues guitarist and singer Eric Bibb.

Bibb reflects on his life with uplifting memories as well as thoughts on race, music and identity through his stories and original songs, presenting an intimate tapestry of his life and the world at large. He reflects on police brutality and immigration tensions, but he does so through a sense of resilience, and how his music has the power to help cut through the pain and seek a better future.

Bibb comes to music, the arts and activism naturally. He is the son of folk singer and activist Leon Bibb (who knew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), and nephew to the jazz pianist-composer John Lewis of Modern Jazz Quartet fame. Bibb, now 70, is a child of the Civil Rights movement who grew up surrounded by great musicians and African-American repertoire. He got his first steel-string guitar at age 7 and received personal advice from Bob Dylan soon after.

Tales From A Blues Brother serves as a visual autobiography created from footage of old bluesmen, Bibb’s personal anecdotes and pull-at-the-heartstrings musical performances. Bibb, throughout, has one message — we must work for change.

“My driving wheel is this vision I have in my heart, and my heart and my soul, of a new world coming through,” he said. “It is real for me. I see signs of it everywhere I go. There’s hope — that is what I’m trying to say.”

Watch the trailer HERE.

Bibb also has a new record out called Dear America on Provogue Records. DB



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