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Blind Boys of Alabama at Roots ‘N Blues

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The crowd for Booker T. at Roots’N Blues’N BBQ was immaculate.  I watched the show for free from the intersection at Eighth and Locust and thought it was pretty good. A show I hope nobody missed was Blind Boys of Alabama. They performed after The Steeldrivers at the Mediacom stage in Peace Park. The show was incredible. Though the festival guide describes a “four-part harmony,” there were only three boys Saturday night.

After a twenty-minute delay for a mic check, the crowd was calling out for the band. Believe me, the wait was worth it. They even played an encore and made up the lost time. These Grammy Award-winning singers know how to put on a show. “Blind Boys” is not just a name, it’s true. One band member was guided around the excited audience midway through the performance. By the end of their show, they had the entire crowd bobbing and swaying to their vocal harmonies.

Dressed in white jackets, black shirts and shades, the stylish trio rocked out the Peace Park stage until about 11 p.m.

Here is a video of their version of Amazing Grace.


Written by Andew Feiler

September 26, 2009 at 11:37 pm

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