On 'Lead Belly's Gold,' Eric Bibb teamed up with French blues-harpist JJ Milteau in tribute to folk giant Lead Belly [1888-1949]. Now, 'The Happiest Man in the World' (Stony Plain), has Bibb wandering off into the English countryside with North Country Far and bassist Danny Thompson for one of the best CDs of 2016 so far.
Eric Bibb comes from a long line of roots heroes like Taj Mahal and Keb Mo who are bound to keep American blues and folk alive for future generations. JJ Milteau is a French harmonica player. Together, with full band, they perform 11 live and five studio interpretations of the legendary Lead Belly [1888-1949], a giant of a man, born Huddie Ledbetter in Louisiana. The release is titled 'Lead Belly's Gold' and is released on Stony Plain.