LIVE: Ruthie Foster & Eric Bibb @ The Egg, 2/9/14

February 21st, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

“The blues is really about life, about all that we experience,” Eric Bibb told the crowd at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, “except matrimonial bliss.” Then he proceeded to correct that thematic omission with his self-described “bluesy love song,” “Saucer ‘n’ Cup.”

Acoustic bluesman Bibb and his co-star for the evening, Texas blues singer Ruthie Foster, certainly weren’t afraid to step outside the normal parameters of the blues. And they made a perfect match for their co-headlining concert. Both of them emphasize the positive, life-affirming aspects of the blues rather than the low-down, my-woman’s-been-cheating-on-me-so-I’m-gonna-get-a-shotgun-and-drink-some-whiskey end of the spectrum.

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