Waltons World Masters - The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama (2011)

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‘They proclaim their reverence in close harmonies and gutsy improvisations that leap heavenward.’
– New York Times

‘Inspired and relevant…borders on the miraculous’
– Washington Post

‘The fusion of the Blind Boys' Deep South gospel with New Orleans funk, R&B and jazz creates a superweapon of roots-music uplift...‘
– Rolling Stone


When Monday, 31 January 2011, 8 pm
Where National Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
Presented by Waltons New School of Music
Supported by RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday Independent, Dublin Conrad Hotel

See the concert poster.

The Blind Boys of Alabama
Jimmy Carter • Vocals
Bishop Billy Bowers • Vocals
Ben Moore • Vocals
Eric (Ricky) McInnie • Drums, Vocals
Joey Williams • Guitar, Vocals
Tracy Pierce • Bass
Peter Levin • Organ

Plus special guests, Discovery Gospel Choir, winners of the Waltons World Masters / RTÉ lyric fm Gospel Competition!

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939, The Blind Boys of Alabama are today recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and winners of five Grammy Awards (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009) as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years. 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, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. Their live shows are roof-raising musical events.

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