I first heard Eric Bibb’s music in 2003, when I saw him live at the Haven House on Gabriola Island. I was blown away by his ability to seemingly play bass and guitar at the same time while singing. The songs were masterfully performed and after the show, my brother, Garrett, and I had the pleasure of meeting him, complete with autographs and a photo op.
Fast forward to 2009. I was just getting my videography business up and off the ground and was looking for video gigs to kick things off when I heard Eric Bibb was coming back to BC on another tour, this time supporting his latest album, Get Onboard. I reached out to his management, and asked if I could film his upcoming show, which was somewhat strangely slated to be played at an old sawmill on Vancouver Island. After filming the show with my dad, Ric, I learned Eric was doing a second show the following day nearby, and offered to film that show, too. By this point, I was on a first name basis with the great bluesman, and after interviewing him, I pushed my luck and asked if I could film a third show. A week later, My dad and I were at the Haven House, where we first saw him play. The show was amazing, and he did several songs with his father, Leon Bibb – the late folk singer who used to rub shoulders with Bob Dylan, and Taj Mahal.
Filming Eric Bibb’s shows was truly a pleasure, and I’m proud of the resulting work and look back fondly on the experience.