When Eric Bibb speaks, his voice carries an easy grace; he seems very hopeful in the midst of uncertain times. Whatever hardships he has endured in his life and career, he doesn’t complain. In fact, he doesn’t boast about having triumphed over adversity, either. You come away from meeting Eric with the sense that he lives right in the middle of the moment. He carries himself like a man with a deep reservoir of conviction that bolsters his life, and his art.
Eric and I had decided to take a break and reconvene after a couple of hours so Eric could go to see David Bromberg’s violin shop, in Wilmington, Delaware. When he returned we picked up where we had left off.