Sunday, November 20th, 2011 at 6:00pm
The Blind Boys of Alabama have been performing joyous gospel music for more than 70 years, but this year they did something they'd never done before. They released a country-gospel album, Take the High Road. Jimmy Carter, who joined the group in 1944, five years after its founding at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, has always been a country music buff. Still, it's the old-school gospel harmonizing that has made the Blind Boys a national treasure. Effervescent young bluegrass fiddler and singer Sara Watkins and guitarist brother Sean of the group Nickel Creek will open the concert.
For Fans of: The Staple Singers, Keb' Mo', The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi
What Critics Say: “The Blind Boys of Alabama's tightly knit harmonies still sparkle and shine.” – John Metzger, The Music Box
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