Blind Boys of Alabama
Interview + Performance
Friday, August 22, 2008
They got their start at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. Sixty-nine years later, the band remains a gospel music institution. For their latest album, Down in New Orleans, the Blind Boys went to Louisiana for a new take on some classic spirituals. Blind Boys perform live in the studio and one of the group’s original members, Jimmy Carter, tells Kurt how they got started.
If I Could Help SomebodyArtist: The Blind Boys of AlabamaAlbum: Down in New Orleans