Formed in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, the Blind Boys of Alabama has harmonized throughout the turbulent twentieth century and well into the twenty-first: from Jim Crow through Civil Rights and into the Obama era. They have, however, enjoyed some of their biggest and most rousing successes in the last ten years, during which they’ve won five Grammys, honored with GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, four Gospel Music Awards, and multiple invitations to sing at the White House. The group released I’ll Find a Way, their ninth studio album of the twenty-first century on October 1. the Blind Boys of Alabama – which includes Jimmy Carter, Eric ‘Ricky’ McKinnie, Joey Williams, Tracy Pierce, Ben Moore, and newest addition Paul Beasley. A strikingly and confidently diverse album, I’ll Find a Way features an array of guest vocalists representing a whole new generation
of artists who find contemporary musical inspiration in America’s gospel past.
Tickets for this seated show will go on sale this Friday, November 1 at 10AM. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, findmytix.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets.
SHOW: Blind Boys of Alabama
DATE: Friday, April 11, 2014
TIME: Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
TICKET PRICE: 1st Six Rows – $45.00-; All remaining rows – $40.00