Blind Boys of Alabama at ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Blind Boys

APAP NYC, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters' annual performing arts conference in NYC, is returning to various vnues from January 10-14. Conference schedules are already online, and nighttime music showcases are popping up on venue schedules.

One of the showcases happens on January 10 at BB King's with legendary gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama (who got an increased presence in the indie world this year thanks to their new Justin Vernon-produced album), influential New Orleans pianist Allen Toussaint, Ruthie Foster, and Paul Thorn. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Another showcase happens at City Winery (1/10) the same day and features Arc Iris (aka ex-Low Anthem member Jocie Adams), Joy Kills Sorrow, Mexo-Americana folkies David Wax Museum, Leyla McCalla, Grace & Tony, and host Wesley Stace. Tickets for that show are on sale too.

As discussed, globalFEST 2014, which always happens during APAP, goes down on January 12 at Webster Hall (tickets).