JonBibbs

JonBibbs

BandR&BJazz

JonBibbs is the new voice of soul music. His unique blend of gospo-centric soulfullness and jazz virtuosity is what make him an important artist on the today's soul circuit.

Biography

How long has it been since we heard those powerful voices? Those voices that moved us - that made us believe in the power of love? It seems these days that those voices have grown so distant that we have forgotten them. Distant as they may be, those spirits still walk among us, and have inspired a new breed of soul singers that are taking the world by storm. JonBibbs is one such artist, inspired by the music of the masters.

The son of a preacher, Jon began his musical odyssey at an amazingly early age, in backwoods churches. His unique style, and his child prodigy won him acclaim on the local state and national levels. A Richmond, VA native, Bibbs has not failed to make similar progress in his recent endeavors, making quite a name for himself during his relatively short time on the soul circuit.

Everywhere his voice is heard, people agree that there’s something special about this 23 year old’s approach to music. He pulls upon the best of our musical heritage: the passion of Gladys, the imagination of Stevie, the consciousness of Marvin, the gospo-centricity of Al, and the musicality of Ella. When you hear this voice, you’ll believe again. You’ll know that love still loves, pain still hurts and music still lives.

Lyrics

Liberation

Written By: JonBibbs

This heart of mine longs for liberation.
I've grown tired of my current constitution.
I can't get free of this sticky situation;
Don't know which way is up or down.
Falling prey to my very own illusions.
Can't see past all of this confusion.
But broken hearts can't make their own solutions, so I'm left out here to wander.

I just want to be free
Free of all my troubles
God I hope you're listening
Because I need you here on the double.
I can't help it when I shed some tears
Caught up in this struggle.
I need some peace.
I just want to be free.

There are times when I can't do nothing else but sit still,
Look to the sky and ask the Lord how I got here.
Can't see the way 'cause the my star ain't clear.
Can't find my star because of the sky...

I just want to be free
Free of all my troubles
God I hope you're listening
Because I need you here on the double.
I can't help it when I shed some tears
Caught up in this struggle.
I need some peace.
I just want to be free.

Amazing

Written By: JonBibbs

Some would call this a twist of fate but,
I call this thing Love.
Don't much care what others think its you I'm thinking of.
You came through and you made me smile,
And no one else has ever done that before.
My life was changed; rearranged
From the moment you came in the door.

Oh, Ain't Love Amazing?

From day one I knew
You were going to be
The woman to come and fill my life.
You opened my soul to things, I never knew were there.
You made me feel alive.
Because you came through and you made me smile.
I didn't do that before.
My life was changed; rearranged
From the moment you came in the door.

Oh, Ain't love amazing?

All my life I've been
Out here looking for you
Talking to this one
Calling that one
Trying to find you baby.
But now you're here.
You're right beside me and,
I can't describe the joy you bring.

Oh, Ain't love amazing?

Don't Change

Written By: JonBibbs

I thought I heard you say
That you felt the need to change
You said that you felt like you were out here all alone.
But, you know that ain't so, baby no.

Its alright.
Please don't change;
Please don't change a thing.
You're just fine.
Please don't change;
Please don't change a thing.
You're beautiful.
You don't have to change a thing.

Ain't it funny how the world
Can makeus feel like we're out here all alone?
We often feel like nobody's in our corner.
And so, we begin to change.
Hoping we can make,
Our pathways a little easier;
Never realizing we've made it harder than it was before.
You're alright the way you are.

Its alright.
Please don't change;
Please don't change a thing.
You're just fine.
Please don't change;
Please don't change a thing.
You're beautiful.
You don't have to change a thing.

Sometimes we
Try so very hard to change
That we forget the simple beauty of what we are.
And we become so much less, trying to be more.

Its alright.
Please don't change;
Please don't change a thing.
You're just fine.
Please don't change;
Please don't change a thing.
You're beautiful.
You don't have to change a thing.

Discography

If I Cared
Behind Those Eyes -
The Soundtrack
Summer 2004

Red the Color of Love (LP)
Independent Release
February 2004

Let it Pass (Single)
Soul Students Records
March 2003

True Story (LP)
Independent Release
October 2002

The Xcalibre Discs
Xcalibre Entertainment
April 2000

Set List

In addition to Jon's original works, any of the following songs may be included as a part of Jon's performance set:

The Work - Prince
Can't Hide Love - Earth Wind & Fire
Thinking of You - Tony Toni Tone
Outstanding - The Gap Band
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore - Prince
When Will You Call - Bilal
Soul Sista - Bilal
My Funny Valentine - Jazz Standard
Summertime - Jazz Standard
Wildflower - The New Birth
Lady - D'Angelo