News: Eric Bibb releases single for U.S. black history month

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In commemoration of US Black History Month 2023, Blues legend – ERIC BIBB – has released a potent, powerful new single: “The Ballad of John Howard Griffin”.

The new single arrives as Bibb also prepares to release his timely new album ‘Ridin’’ on 24 March, a deeply personal collection all inspired by true stories from African American history

The Ballad of John Howard Griffin” draws on the 1961 book “Black Like Me” and tells the true story of Griffin’s experiment to change his skin colour from white to black. Bibb’s soulful storytelling highlights the challenges Griffin faced as a result of his transformation. A powerful reminder of historical discrimination and the ongoing struggle for racial equality, still relevant to this day over 50 years on.
Featuring the playing of guitar legend Russell Malone (Diana Krall, Jimmy Smith, Ron Carter), the song was recorded and mixed at Repute Records in Stockholm and produced by Glen Scott. Additional overdubs of Russell Malone recorded by Joel Hamilton at Studio G studios in Brooklyn NYC.


May 3   Basingstoke The Anvil
May 4   Pontardawe Arts Centre
May 5   Birmingham Town Hall
May 6   Wimborne Tivoli Theatre
May 8   Bury St. Edmunds The Apex
May 9   Bexhill on Sea De la Warr Pavilion
May 11 London King’s Place
May 13 Frome Cheese & Grain
May 14 Exeter Phoenix
May 16 Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
May 17 Glasgow Saint Lukes
May 19 Manchester Stoller Hall
May 20 Leeds City Varieties Music Hall
May 22 Whitley Bay Playhouse
May 23 Milton Keynes The Stables
May 25 Belfast Mandela Hall
May 26 Dublin Liberty Hall Theatre
May 28 Limerick Dolan’s
May 29 Cork Cyprus Avenue

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