As part of the 2015-2016 Blues Series, the Wisconsin Union Theater presents True Blues featuring Eric Bibb and Corey Harris in the Fredric March Play Circle on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. In bringing the True Blues film to the concert stage, the True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music.
Corey Harris began his career in New Orleans as a street singer. Thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship he lived in Cameroon for a year and studied music. A guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Harris has recorded many old blues songs while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding reggae, soul rock and West African music influences to his music. Put him together with Grammy nominee Eric Bibb and you get magic.
Bibb has been nominated for nine W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards and received the Best Newcomer title in the British Blues Awards. His rich and sensitive vocals and lyrics have been described as “discreetly awesome” and “a total original.” They provide a perfect balance for his fine finger picking technique which melds a traditional American roots style with a subtle, contemporary sensibility.
Tickets can be purchased online, or at the Campus Arts Ticketing Box Office in Memorial Union or Vilas Hall or by calling (608) 265-ARTS (2787). General ticket prices are $27. Tickets for Wisconsin Union Members and Non-University of Wisconsin-Madison Students are $23. UW-Madison Faculty and Staff tickets are $25. UW-Madison Student tickets (with ID) are $10.