The Blind Boys had the distinct honor of not only being nominated again for the Grammy Awards, but also seeing one of our favorite artists, William Bell, at the Grammys as well. (William, with his first major album release in 40 years, won the award for Best Americana Album for This is Where I Live!) While the Blind Boys didn't win this year, they said it was an honor to be nominated for their work on God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson, working alongside such luminaries as Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, among many others! Stay tuned, we have some exciting upcoming announcements from the Blind Boys of Alabama!
BLIND BOYS ARE NOMINATED FOR TWO GRAMMYS!
The Blind Boys have earned two Grammy nominations for their work on God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson! The album was nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album and the Blind Boys' song on the album ("Mother's Children Have a Hard Time") was nominated for Best American Roots Performance.
BLIND BOYS TO PARTICIPATE IN JAM THE VOTE CONCERT
The Blind Boys are joining forces with Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many guests for the Jam the Vote concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Nov. 6th! This show is not something you want to miss. Click the image above for more info.
OMNIVORE TO REISSUE "ATOM BOMB" AND
"GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN" ON NOV. 4
Omnivore Recordings continues its Blind Boys of Alabama reissue initiative with the legendary gospel group’s Go Tell It on the Mountain and Atom Bomb albums, both slated forNovember 4, 2016 release in expanded editions —in time for the holidays. Click the photos above for more info on the rerelease!
BLIND BOYS APPEAR ON KEXP
The Blind Boys did an in studio at KEXP during their trip to Seattle, WA for Bumbershoot Festival. Watch the video above!
GoFundMe Campaign Launched to Help Founding Member, Clarence Fountain, After Louisiana Floods
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.
THE BLIND BOYS TO PERFORM AT BLUESFEST IN AUSTRALIA
The Blind Boys are heading down under for the BluesFest in Byron Bay on March 27th and 28th. Make sure to get your tickets now here.
BLIND BOYS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2015
Check to see if the Blind Boys will be coming to a city near you this holiday season!
"HOW SWEET THE SOUND"
Blind Boys Documentary Takes Home Award at Queen City Film Festival
THE BLIND BOYS WITH BEN HEPPNER
The Blind Boys recently recorded gospel songs with renowned Canadian opera singer, Ben Heppner. Ben Heppner is a critically acclaimed tenor opera singer who, among many achievements, has performed with the New York Metropolitan Opera and won a Juno award for his album, Airs Français. To read more about the collaboration click here.
THE BLIND BOYS WITH LONE BELLOW AT EAUX CLAIRE FESTIVAL 2015
The Blind Boys and Lone Bellow stunned audiences at the Eaux Claire Festival with their lovely rendition of "Watch Over Us."