Blind Boys of Alabama
When10/10/2023 - 8:00 pm
The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators. They are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditions; the group helped to define those traditions in 20th century and almost single-handedly created a new sound for the 21st.
Touring throughout the South during the Jim Crow era of the 1940s and 1950s, the Blind Boys flourished thanks to their unique sound, which blended the close harmonies of early jubilee gospel with the more fervent improvisations of hard gospel. Since they released their debut single, “I Can See Everybody’s Mother But Mine,” on the iconic Veejay label in 1948, the Blind Boys have been hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone, and have collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Prince and Lou Reed, and performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages.