Bibb, Eric


Dear America (2lp/Gatefold)

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Recorded before the pandemic shuttered the world’s recording studios, the chemistry on ‘Dear America’ is palpable, with each musician playing with the emotional commitment demanded by the material. In November 2019, the bandleader hit Brooklyn’s Studio G to track the album with producer/co-writer Glen Scott, along with a studio band featuring the talismanic drummer Steve Jordan and Memphis guitar sensation Eric Gales. What resulted is a thoughtful record that brings Bibb full circle, taking the pulse of these febrile times while returning the songwriter to his proud roots in New York. “My home now is Sweden,” says Bibb, “But New York City was where I came of age. So to be there, recording this album that had so much to do with my whole journey – it was really inspiring.” And yet, just as the history of the United States has both light and shade, so does ‘Dear America’. It’s a record that laces its exploration of the nation’s most poisonous issues with hope, love and a brighter road ahead. All is not lost, stresses Bibb, and neither are we. Bibb leaves no doubt that the future is ours to write.


– LP1 –
1. Whole Lotta Lovin’ (Feat. Ron Carter)
2. Born of a Woman (Feat. Shaneeka Simon)
3. Whole World’s Got the Blues (Feat. Eric Gales)

4. Dear America
5. Different Picture (Feat. Chuck Campbell)
6. Tell Yourself
– LP2 –
1. Emmett’s Ghost (Feat. Ron Carter)
2. White & Black
3. Along the Way

4. Talkin’ ‘Bout a Train, Pt. 1 (Feat. Billy Branch)
5. Talkin’ ‘Bout a Train, Pt. 2
6. Love’s Kingdom (Feat. Tommy Sims & Glen Scott)
7. One-Ness of Love (Feat. Lisa Mills)