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The lad has great potential,
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This review is from: Jericho Road (Audio CD)
Great voice, really good guitar player, some tracks hit an excellent groove. I think that Eric Bibb is best when he is playing songs from his blues roots.
However, on this album (which is the first that I have heard from him) he doesn't get the balance right between getting the ideas of the song over artistically and preaching his (obviously Christian) ideas and ideals. Irrespecive of whether one agrees or disagrees with his lyrics, it's a bit "in your face" and, because he sees things so strongly and exclusive from a certain perspective he pehaps doesn't reach those who don't see things in exactly the same way.
There are also a couple of songs nearer the end on the CD that are a bit on the cheesy side which invoke the "cringe" factor.