THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE AT THE TRACY GRAND THEATRE!
DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023 AT 8:00PM Ticket Price(s): $40-$65 (Additional fees apply) Seating Chart – Madame Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis Theatre (EK Theatre)
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 gospel sound for the 21st. Since the original members first sang together as kids at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the late 1930s, the band has persevered through seven decades to become one of the most recognized and decorated roots music groups in the world. Celebrated by both The Grammy Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts 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 recognition. The Blind Boys have been hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone, and they have collaborated with everyone from Mavis Staples and Stevie Wonder to Prince and Lou Reed.
At this performance they will be joined by special guest Charlie Musselwhite, who more than any other harmonica player of his generation, can rightfully lay claim to inheriting the mantle of many of the great harp players that came before him with music as dark as Mississippi mud and as uplifting as the blue skies of California. In an era when the term legendary gets applied to auto-tuned pop stars, this singular blues harp player, singer, songwriter and guitarist has earned and deserves to be honored as a true master of American classic vernacular music.