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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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Nisse Hellberg

Nisse Hellberg plays guitar and is the lead singer of the swedish band Wilmer X. He has also recorded a couple of solo albums and one record together with fellow swedish musician Peps Persson, calling their collaboration simply Nisse Hellberg & Peps Persson. Read more on . User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Erja Lyytinen (FI)

In the past few years, Erja Lyytinen has taken the international music scene by storm. She’s a young, talented singer/songwriter and exceptional guitarist who plays everything from dobro to slide guitar. "But the guitar – or any instrument for that matter – is there just to support the story that I'm always trying to tell with a song", she says.

Erja was born to a musical family in Kuopio, a little town in the middle of Finland. At the age of 15 she was performing with her parents – singing and at first playing the violin and later the electric guitar. "People always wonder how a girl picked up the guitar. But being from a musical family – my mother is a bassist and my father a guitarist – I don't think that's a far stretch," ...

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Big Band Splash

Big Band Splash is based in Stockholm, Sweden. They play classic soul/r&b/souljazz with a full big band horn section. Leader, arranger and producer is saxophonist Jakob Norgren. In 2010 they released the album "Another Apple" featuring John Németh, Greta Bondesson, Sven Zetterberg and Marino Valle.

Two albums were previously released under the name Jakob Norgren Big Band Splash (2005 & 2007). The music then was a mix of contemporary jazz, soul and even some electronica. From 2010 the name of the band is just Big Band Splash, and focus is on soul/r&b/souljazz. (The nujazz stuff now appears under the name The Emersons). Read more on . User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additiona...

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Ida Bang & the Blue Tears

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