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Eric Bibb (US)

Eric Bibb (b. 1951) is an American blues singer and guitarist, based in London, England, who has made his career largely in Europe.

Bibb was born on 16th August 1951 in New York into a musical family. His father, Leon Bibb, is a trained singer who sang in musical theatre and made a name for himself as part of the 1960s New York folk scene. His uncle was the world-famous jazz pianist and composer John Lewis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Family friends included Pete Seeger, Odetta, and actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson, Bibb'sgodfather.

Bibb was given his first steel-string guitar when he was seven years old. Growing up surrounded by talent, he recalls a childhood conversation with Bob Dylan, who, on the subject of g...

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Roffe Wikström

Roffe Wikström is a Swedish blues artist.

Born in Sweden Roffe Wikströmis considered to be among Sweden’s finest blues guitarists, Rolf Wikström has recorded almost 20 albums in a career that began in the mid-70s. He hardly matches the preferred image of the bluesman - tall and blonde with a middle-class background including a stint as an economist - yet his records tell a different story.

That story began as a child when he borrowed his first guitar from his uncle and practiced solos he heard on the radio. However, it was only when a television repairman visited that he was informed that he had been playing a totally untuned guitar. Having re-learned the instrument he bought his first guitar, a Fenton Vail, at the ...

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