The Blind Boys of Alabama are releasing a new album, I’ll Find a Way, which will be available Oct. 1 and is produced by Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver).
The album is a collaboration between this legendary group and some of their biggest fans and upcoming artists in gospel and soul, Sam Amidon, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Casey Dienel of White Hinterland, Patty Griffin, and Justin Vernon.
“I’ll Find a Way represents a strong new chapter for the Blind Boys of Alabama, whose career stretches back more than seventy years. Formed in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, the group has harmonized throughout the turbulent twentieth century and well into the twenty-first: from Jim
Crow through Civil Rights and into the Obama era,” a release from Big Hassle Media said.
The group consisting of, Jimmy Carter, Eric “Ricky” McKinnie, Joey Williams, Tracy Pierce, Ben Moore, and newest addition Paul Beasley, have found their most success in the last 10 years winning five Grammys, four Gospel Music Awards, and invitations to sing at the White House.
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