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Blind Boys of Alabama

For more than 75 years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have been melding traditional gospel music with soul and blues, and breaking all kinds of barriers along the way. Six-time Grammy winners — including a Lifetime Achievement Award — the Boys are still led by founding member Jimmy Carter, who formed the group with fellow youngsters at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the late 1930s. They released their first album, I Can See Everybody’s Mother But Mine in 1948, and their latest, a Christmas disc with Taj Mahal, in 2014, with some 60-odd discs in between. They began to gain their biggest fame in the 1980s, though, after appearing in the Obie Award-winning musical The Gospel at Colonus. Still actively touring — and bringing down the house with their power and passion — the storied ensemble has performed at the White House under three different administrations, have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, appeared on all the network morning and late-night shows, and have collaborated with a who’s who of great musicians, including Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Harper, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson and many more.

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15 Blind Boys of Alabama Reviews

Ziva Gottesman
Ziva Gottesman
97 events
68 reviews
138 stars
attended Marc Cohn and The Blind Boys of Alabama on Jul 27 2018

We have seen the Blind Boys of Alabama 2 times before this show. They were the draw for us. We knew one song of Marc Cohn's but the whole night was amazing! Their songs together and separate were just wonderful. Only complaint, people on their...continued

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JudyM
54 events
32 reviews
5 stars
attended The Blind Boys of Alabama on Dec 17 2017

Good seat/front row balcony. Ruthie Foster nearly outshone the Blind Boys. Plus we were honored with members of the Preservation Hall band. Well worth the price.

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Sandi Hemmerlein
Sandi Hemmerlein
50 events
25 reviews
88 stars
attended The Blind Boys of Alabama on Dec 17 2017

I expected it to be a bit more boisterous I guess, but the vocal group has whittled down from 5 to three and they're old enough to have to sit during the show unless they're singing lead. They also focused the set list on less upbeat songs...continued

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Loretta Mount
54 events
20 reviews
17 stars
attended The Blind Boys of Alabama on Dec 17 2017

Great performance; great energy. The venue is wonderful.

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