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American Songbook Performance Outing: The Blind Boys from Alabama

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They began performing together at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the Jim Crow South during the Great Depression and now they are five-time Grammy-winning and 2018 Grammy-nominated “gospel titans” (Rolling Stone). In the course of their 70-plus years as an ensemble, the Blind Boys of Alabama have influenced the development of rock and soul music, sung alongside Martin Luther King Jr., collaborated with a who’s who of popular music, and performed at the White House for three presidents. With the release of 2017’s stunning gospel homecoming Almost Home, the two remaining original members—Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter—looked back at their lives and told an essential American story of tribulation, jubilation, and resilience. For one exceptional night in The Appel Room, Carter and the current lineup of singers are joined by their tight band for one of the Blind Boys’ signature roof-raisers.

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The Appel Room

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023

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