The Blind Boys of Alabama @ Town Hall, 5/17/2013 (via @danatrixieflynn Instagram)
The Blind Boys of Alabama tour hit NYC on Friday (5/17) at Town Hall with Betty LaVette. The group have just announced they've signed with Sony Masterworks who will release their new album this fall. "We are thrilled to be on our new label, and we have a real surprise on the way with this new album. I think it's the coolest thing we've ever done," says 80-something singer Jimmy Carter who is the last original member still touring with The Blind Boys. That surprise, or at least one of them, is that Justin Vernon of Bon Iver will produce the album. Special guests are promised too and we'll just have to wait to find out what's in store.
In the meantime, Blind Boys of Alamaba's tour rolls on. All dates are listed below.
Blind Boys of Alabama 2013 Tour Dates
5/21/2013 Londonderry NH Tupelo Music Hall
5/22/2013 Brownfield ME The Stone Mountain Arts Center
5/24/2013 Fairfield CT FTC Stage One
5/25/2013 Wellfleet MA Congregational Church
5/26/2013 Shirley MA Bull Run Restaurant
6/16/2013 Pittsburgh PA Three Rivers Arts Festival
6/26/2013 Ascona SWITZERLAND JazzAscona
6/27/2013 Glasgow SCOTLAND Glasgow Int'l Jazz Festival
6/29/2013 Westport, County Mayo IRELAND Westport Festival
7/1/2013 London ENGLAND Jazz Cafe
7/2/2013 London ENGLAND Jazz Cafe
7/5/2013 Rudolstadt GERMANY TFF Rudolstadt
7/14/2013 Winnipeg MB CANADA Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/31/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl "Dr. John's Tribute to Louis Armstrong"
9/25/2013 Nashville TN War Memorial Auditorium w/ Mavis Staples, Jacob Jones
TBA Austin TX Austin City Limits Festival - week 1
TBA Austin TX Austin City Limits Festival - week 2
12/6/2013 Gilbert AZ Higley Center for the Performing Arts "Go Tell It On The Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show"
12/7/2013 Poway CA Poway Center for the Performing Arts "Go Tell It On The Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show"
12/10/2013 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall "Go Tell It On The Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show"
12/12/2013 Saratoga CA Montalvo Arts Center "Go Tell It On The Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show"