Deeper in the Well

Deeper in the Well

by Eric Bibb
     
 
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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2012
Label:
Stony Plain Music
UPC:
0772532136020
catalogNumber:
321360
Rank:
67343

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Bibb   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,6-string Banjo,9-string Guitar,Foot Stomping,Contrabass Guitar,Guitar (Resonator),Guitar (Baritone),Diddley Bow
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Guest Appearance
Christine Balfa   Cajun Triangle
Grant Dermody   Harmonica
Dirk Powell   Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin,Accordion,Upright Bass,Fretless Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Danny Devillier   Drums,Tambourine
Michel Pepin   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Electric Baritone),Guest Appearance
Michael Jerome Browne   Mandolin,Fretless Banjo,Gourd Banjo,Guest Appearance
Cedric Watson   Fiddle,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Taj Mahal   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Michael Bishop   Producer,Engineer
Roger Bowling   Composer
Grant Dermody   Arranger
Harrison Kennedy   Composer
Dirk Powell   Arranger
Eric Bibb   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Bruno Boussard   Artwork
Patrick Dollaghan   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Michael Jerome Browne   Composer
Martha Jo Emerson   Composer
Matt Greenhill   Producer

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