Blind Boys of Alabama
Monday November 20, 2023 07:00 PM EST
CRITIC’S PICK: They are living legends but you’ll need to dig deep in your wallet to see these gospel veterans work their magic in this intimate space. It’s quite a show, with five harmonies and rotating lead singers (longtime member Jimmy Carter still fronts them at 85) bringing the church like only these guys can. Prepare for an unforgettable, even religious, experience as they focus on a remarkable new album Echoes of the South. — Hal Horowitz
From the venue:The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Recording Academy/GRAMMYs with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five GRAMMY® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years. The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince, and Tom Waits. They have appeared on recordings with many artists, including Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Ben Harper, Patty Griffin, and Taj Mahal.