Arts Commons Presents
Martha Cohen Theatre
Arts Commons Presents
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00pm
Arts Commons, Martha Cohen Theatre
Includes an intermission
With a career spanning five decades, 36 albums, countless radio and television shows, and non-stop touring; Eric Bibb's relentless love of music makes him one of the true blues troubadours of his generation. Bibb’s soul, gospel, and folk-infused voice is accessible, honest, and powerful. His unwaveringly positive demeanour has found him sharing the stage with Taj Mahal, Pops and Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, Guy Davis, Rory Block, and more.
Both nights Bibb will be joined by Montreal’s Michael Jerome Browne. An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Browne has been described by the Globe and Mail as “arguably the finest acoustic blues artist in this country.” Their rich stories and spirited guitar interplay come together for an intimate experience at Arts Commons in the Martha Cohen Theatre.
“Eric Bibb's version of the blues is hushed and elegant, as much or more about redemption as it is about despair. His best songs, often built on traditional patterns and rhythms, are wise and affirming, and they fall to the brighter and more hopeful side of the blues, a vision that makes him the spiritual descendant of Blind Willie Johnson.” – Steve Leggett, AllMusic
Part of Arts Commons Presents The Blues.
Single tickets on sale June 1st. For more information, please call our box office at 403-294-9494
Ideal for: Performances and recitals
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) has been the resident tenant in the courtyard-shaped, Georgian-style Martha Cohen Theatre since 1985. Tiered levels of seats form a three-quarter circle around the performing area eliminating the separation between the audience and performers. The farthest seat from the stage is a mere 39 feet away.
Situated in the heart of Arts Commons beside Jack Singer Concert Hall, Martha Cohen Theatre received state-of-the-art sound upgrade in 2014, as well as all new seats and a new lighting console in 2016, ensuring that it remains at the top of theatre industry standard. The Martha Cohen Theatre was named after the late Dr. Martha Cohen ($1M donated by her husband in honour of her birthday).
This venue has limited rental dates
Seating Plan - Thrust
Seating Plan - Proscenium
To inquire about renting this venue, please contact David Fraser at dfraser@ATPlive.com or 403.294.7476
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