Blind Boys of Alabama / Courtesy
The folks over at Music Moves continue making some big, well, music moves.
The local non-profit this week announced they’ll bring legendary group Blind Boys of Alabama to town for a show on Sunday, Oct. 16.
If you aren’t familiar, the band has quite an impressive resume.
From their bio:
The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators. They are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditions; the group helped to define those traditions in 20th century and almost single-handedly created a new gospel sound for the 21st. Since the original members first sang together as kids at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the late 1930s (including Jimmy Carter, who leads the group today), the band has persevered through seven decades to become one of the most recognized and decorated roots music groups in the world.
The band played benefits for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They’ve performed at the White House for three different presidents. They’ve won multiple awards, and are considered to be “part of the soundtrack to the civil rights movement.” They’re legends.
The show is part of Music Moves’ fundraiser, Good News and the Blues, set for 6-9 p.m. that evening. The event will include music, soul food, and other festivities.
Tickets to the show are $75, and proceeds form the event benefit Music Moves, a local organization created by musician Anthony Ball with a mission “committed to educating and engaging the community by making high-quality performances of Black music accessible to everyone.”
For a bit more information, or to purchase tickets visit musicmovesar.com.