Son of folk artist Leon Bibb and nephew of jazz pianist John Lewis, Eric Bibb was given his first guitar at age seven. At the end of the 1960s, after studying Russian and psychology at university, he lived in Paris, and then Stockholm, where he fell in love with pre-war blues. The singer/guitarist had to wait until the 1990s to see his recording career take off. Good Stuff (1997) revealed the acoustic artistry of his blues-folk compositions. From the start of his career, Bibb had the opportunity of working with Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, and Bonnie Raitt. In 2010, he released Booker's Guitar, with the title piece recorded on a six-string guitar once owned by celebrated bluesman Bukka White. Troubadour Live (2011), Deeper in the Well (2012) and Brothers in Bamako (2012) followed.