The Blind Boys of Alabama Visit the Berkshires March 22, 2009
The Blind Boys of Alabama chalked up another five Grammys this year, and are bringing that musical magic to the beautiful Berkshires in Massachusetts to help us usher in the long awaited Spring.
[USPRwire, Fri Mar 06 2009] The Blind Boys of Alabama chalked up another five Grammys this year, and are bringing that musical magic to the beautiful Berkshires in Massachusetts to help us usher in the long awaited Spring.
The talented Gospel group will be performing at the Methodist Church on March 22nd. The Blind Boys were honored at the 51st Grammyís this year for a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The event is being produced by My Mother's Board and ALDO with support from local entertainment agent Missing Beat. My Mother's Board and ALDO are two local non-profit organizations that support the arts for the betterment of the community.
Formed some six and a half decades ago, The Blind Boys of Alabama are the Iron Men of the music industry. They predate Elvis, Little Richard, and Al Green, yet even in their 70s they are still at the top of the gospel charts and have won Grammy Awards for an impressive four years (2001-2004).
In recent years, The Blind Boys have proven themselves masters of bringing out the most spiritual aspects of mainstream music, while at the same time bringing the music of the church straight to the roadhouse. In the past five years, they've recorded moving renditions of songs by everyone from Tom Waits to Prince side by side with their traditional material, and appeared as guests on record and on stage with an equally diverse array of artists, from Peter Gabriel to Ben Harper. During this amazing run, the cover tunes and collaborations have been consistently tasty and organic, seasoned with a time-tested understanding of the sounds that move Man's soul.
The concert is assigned seating so please call for your reservations, doors open at 6pm; the concert begins at 7pm at the Methodist Church located on 55 Fenn Street in Pittsfield. For tickets call My Mother's Board 413-238-0139, Berkshire Carousel 413-499-0457, or ALDO at 413-623-2171.
Helen Sharron (or) Maria Caccaviello
My Motherís Board
290 Merrill Road, Pittsfield, MA. 01201
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