Blind Boys

As discussed, The Blind Boys of Alabama have been working on a new album with Justin Vernon titled I'll Find a Way, which will be out via Sony Masterworks on October 1. It features guest appearances from Sam Amidon, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Casey Dienel of White Hinterland, and Patty Griffin. You can watch a short-form documentary about the making of the album below.

The Blind Boys of Alabama will also be touring this fall. That includes a stop in NYC opening for The Black Crowes at the second their four Terminal 5 shows (October 26). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Speaking of, The Black Crowes have lined up interesting openers for all four shows:

October 24: Ray Wylie Hubbard
October 26: Blind Boys of Alabama
October 27: Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
October 29: Maceo Parker

Tickets are still availble for all four shows. The band are also playing four all-acoustic nights at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre. October 18 & 19 feature opener John Fulbright and October 21 & 22 features Justin Townes Earle. Tickets for those shows are also still available.

All Blind Boys of Alabama tour dates are listed, along with that making-of video, below.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama - The Making of 'I'll Find A Way'

The Blind Boys of Alabama - 2013 Tour Dates
09/13 Duke Performances, Hayti Heritage Center, Durham NC
09/14 Duke Performances, Hayti Heritage Center, Durham NC
09/19 Princess Theatre, Decatur AL
09/20 Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown TN
09/21 University of the South, Guerry Auditorium, Sewanee, TN
09/23 UTC Fine Arts Center, Chattanooga TN
09/25 War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville TN (w/ Mavis Staples, Jacob Jones)
09/26 Toy F. Reid Employee Center, Kingsport TN
09/27 The Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center, Jackson TN
09/28 WorkPlay Theatre, Birmingham AL
10/04 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
10/05 Stubb's BBQ, Austin TX
10/07 Red River Revel, Shreveport LA
10/09 Stubb's Ampitheater, Austin TX (w/ The Shouting Matches)
10/11 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
10/12 Stubb's BBQ, Austin TX
10/19 Harrah's Tahoe, Stateline NV
10/24 The Hamilton, Washington DC
10/26 Terminal 5, New York NY (w/ The Black Crowes)
11/01 Seva Gala, Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco CA
11/02 Seva Benefit, The Fillmore, San Francisco CA (w/ Hot Tuna, Dumpstaphunk)
11/07 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN
11/09 Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL
11/14 Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown NY (w/ Mavis Staples)
11/17 Back2Black Festival, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
11/20 Grand Theatre, Kingston ON Canada
11/21 Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts, Markham ON Canada
11/22 The Rose Theatre, Brampton ON Canada
12/05 Boulder Theater, Boulder CO
12/06 Higley Center for the Performing Arts, Gilbert AZ
12/07 Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway CA
12/10 Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles CA
12/12 Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA
12/13 Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Davis CA
12/14 The Uptown Theatre, Napa CA
12/15 Humboldt State University, Arcata CA
12/17 Benaroya Hall, Seattle WA
12/18 Seasons Performance Hall, Yakima WA

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