The Blind Boys of Alabama
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The Blind Boys of Alabama
Photo by Jim Herrington

They began performing together at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the Jim Crow South during the Great Depression and now they are five-time Grammy-winning and 2018 Grammy-nominated “gospel titans” (Rolling Stone). In the course of their 70-plus years as an ensemble, the Blind Boys of Alabama have influenced the development of rock and soul music, sung alongside Martin Luther King Jr., collaborated with a who’s who of popular music, and performed at the White House for three presidents. With the release of 2017’s stunning gospel homecoming Almost Home, the two remaining original members—Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter—looked back at their lives and told an essential American story of tribulation, jubilation, and resilience. For one exceptional night in The Appel Room, Carter and the current lineup of singers are joined by their tight band for one of the Blind Boys’ signature roof-raisers.

“They're always hunting for—and finding—the perfect note or harmony that lifts an old tune into the sublime.”
– Time
“In nearly 75 years of raising their voices to the heavens, the Blind Boys have set the standard for gospel greatness.”
– Washington Post


Venue and Accessibility

10 Columbus Circle
  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:30 pm The Appel Room

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Performance Details

Experience the Premium Package

Enjoy an exquisite three-course dinner at Porter House New York followed by the best seats in the house and a bottle of red wine on your table.