Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb is one of the great performers living today. He is a Grammy-nominated blues musician who despite his accomplishments may still be one of the best-kept secrets in music. Eric’s guitar work and lyrics are incredible; however it’s something about his calm demeanor and uplifting spirit that makes him so successful connecting with audiences. Some of his best-known songs include “I Heard the Angels Singing” and “Shingle by Shingle (http://bit.ly/nVTM4n).   Eric grew up in New York City and lived in Sweden for many years. He now lives in a town a few hours outside of London with his partner Sari.

Perspective

Realizing our connectedness with others

It’s a great step in the right direction when you realize that it’s not about being special individually. It’s about realizing that everybody really is a wondrous creation. I read something recently; the whole idea that everything is connected and the outlines that separate us are artificial and really just for practical purposes. If you really are connected to everything, then we have access to much more than what we’ve been taught. We basically have unlimited possibilities. It sounds grandiose but I think that’s really true. Television and popular culture really hammers home the have’s and the have-not’s idea. You have the celebrities and you have the people that are struggling to make their mortgage or living on the street. You’re given those two poles and everybody in between is caught up in trying to achieve what others have.

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