American Gospel Treasures
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, sung for two presidents in the White House and winners of five Grammy Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing. Longevity and major awards aside, The Blind Boys have earned praise for their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by acclaimed songwriters such as Curtis Mayfield, Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits.
The Blind Boys’ latest recording, Take the High Road, is this celebrated ensemble’s first foray into traditional country music. This landmark recording draws from modern and traditional country to enrich the group’s gospel-rooted sound with fresh and illuminating insight. The record was produced by rising country star Jamey Johnson, who they met when they were voted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“A superweapon of roots-music uplift…” – Hal Horowitz, Rolling Stone
“Inspired and relevant…borders on the miraculous.” -Washington Post
“Seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert is part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience… the best moments come when the group joins forces for stirring harmonies.” -Washington Post