Grammy Winning Blind Boys of Alabama

February 5th, 2004 by Adam

The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at the Silver Cultural Arts Center, Sunday, February 15 at 7 p.m. (ed. note: this is the correct time).

The group, which has been performing together for more than 60 years, has enjoyed significant popularity and critical acclaim, especially for their recent albums Spirit of the Century and Higher Ground which both earned Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Soul/Gospel Album.

The Blind Boys of Alabama were recognized again for their musical achievements on Sunday, February 8, at the 2003 Grammy Awards. Their latest album, Go Tell It On the Mountain , was selected as the Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album, making 2003 the third consecutive year the group has won in this category.

Beyond performing traditional gospel music, the Blind Boys explore the influence of gospel music on secular musical styles including jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. They have reinterpreted many well known songs from these genres, including hits by artists such as Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan.

The Blind Boys have made many national televised appearances in the past several months, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and 60 Minutes. They have also toured extensively with Peter Gabriel and Tom Petty.

Tickets for the Blind Boys of Alabama at PSU are $23-$26 for adults, $22-$25 for seniors, and $17-$20 for youth. This event is presented by the Silver Cultural Arts Center. For information, please contact the Box Office at (603) 535-ARTS.