2 sept. 2012

Review by Steve Leggett Eric Bibb's version of the blues is calm, wise, hushed, and elegant, as much or more about redemption as it is about despair, and above all, Bibb sees the blues as narrative, part of the story we all drift through. His best songs, often built on traditional patterns and rhythms, are wise and affirming, and they fall to the brighter and more hopeful side of the blues. There are several such gems on Deeper in the Well, including the opening track, a delightful piece of Louisiana shuffle funk called "Bayou Belle," the string band gospel bounce of "Dig a Little Deeper in the Well," a modal and relentlessly driving "Boll Weevil," "Sittin' in a Hotel Room," which is a wise and hopeful story of contentment, and the final track, a stunningly beautiful banjo version of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'." It all adds up to a beautifully redemptive album, one of Bibb's best.

1 comentario:

  1. Hace poco vi una serie de documentales sobre las variaciones del blues desde Chicago hasta el delta del Mississippi, con un joven músico de Chicago que iba tocando con músicos locales de las localidades que visitaba. Este hubiese sido un buen representante del sonido de la Louisiana rural, blues sobrio con toques folk y pocas prisas, para degustar con un buen bourbon (si el estómago lo aguanta).