Signature Sounds Presents: The Blind Boys of Alabama
Friday Mar 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM

Reserved Seating- $45 & $35 (plus applicable fees)

Academy of Music Theatre

274 Main Street
Northampton, MA
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Touring throughout the South during the Jim Crow era of the 1940s and 1950s, the Blind Boys flourished thanks to their unique sound, which blended the close harmonies of early jubilee gospel with the more fervent improvisations of hard gospel. In the early 1960s, the band sang at benefits for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and were a part of the soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement. It's almost unbelievable that a group of blind, African-American singers, who started out touring during a time of of whites-only bathrooms, restaurants and hotels, went on to win five Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and to perform at the White House for three different presidents.


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