Clarence Fountain, a founding member and the long-time leader of the Blind Boys of Alabama, is going through a hard time. A few weeks ago, Clarence’s house was a victim of the historic flooding in Baton Rouge.
Today, we ask you to donate to our GoFundMe campaign in order to help our dear friend and musical partner, Clarence Fountain, rebuild his home and cover his living and medical expenses. In addition, a portion of your donation will be directed to Clarence’s church.
To learn more about Clarence's situation AND to donate, please visit the GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/2nshhmf8
The Blind Boys Nailed Performance with Phil Cook and Amelia Meath at Newport Folk Fest
The Blind Boys' performance in Phil Cook's "Southland Revue" at Newport Folk Festival was nothing short of magical. To check out other amazing shots during the fest, click the photo above.
Blind Boys Announced on Bumbershoot 2016 Line-up
The Blind Boys are excited to be on the Bumbershoot 2016 lineup. Check out the video above or their website for more information.
BLIND BOYS ANNOUNCED ON NEWPORT FOLK FEST LINEUP!
The Blind Boys are excited to be a part of Phil Cook's Southland Revue at the Newport Folk Festival this year. Click the image above to see the full schedule!
Original Members, Jimmy Carter and Clarence Fountain, honored in birmingham
The original Blind Boys members, Jimmy Carter and Clarence Fountain, were honored on April 21 in Birmingham. The event was sponsored by the Alabama Institute of the Deaf and Blind Foundation and The Mainstream Financial Group. Jimmy Carter and Clarence Fountain were given this honor by the mayor of Birmingham's office.
THE BLIND BOYS TO BE ON THE BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON TRIBUTE ALBUM
The Blind Boys of Alabama have contributed their version of the song "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time" to the album God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson, which is being released by Alligator Records on February 26th. The track was recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by fellow Alabaman Jason Isbell (who also contributed slide guitar to the track). The star-studded album (which includes Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams and many others) is being released on CD, vinyl and as a digital download. For more information, click the photo above.