LA Levitt Pavilion: Blind Boys of Alabama

July 14, 2018

July 14, 2018

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

LA Levitt Pavilion, 2230 W 6th St, Los Angeles, L A, CA 90057, USA

http://concerts.levittlosangeles.org/events/2018/7/14/paul-thorn-blind-boys-of-alabama

Free, Family Friendly

(213) 925-1406

Event Description

The Levitt National Tour presents a one-of-a-kind collaboration between southern rock raconteur Paul Thorn and GRAMMY-winning gospel legends, Blind Boys of Alabama.

In the seven decades since the Blind Boys of Alabama first began singing together, America has witnessed a World War, the civil rights movement, and the Summer of Love; the moon landing, Vietnam, and the fall of the Berlin Wall; JFK, MLK, and Malcolm X; the invention of the jukebox, the atomic bomb, and the internet. Through it all, the Blind Boys’ music has not only endured, but thrived, helping both to define the sound of the American south and to push it forward through the 20th century and well on into the 21st. Praised by NPR as “pioneers,” the group has transcended barriers of race and genre to become one of the most acclaimed and celebrated groups in modern music. From the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind, where the original members met as children, all the way to The White House – where they’ve performed for three different presidents – the band’s story is, in many ways, America’s story, and that story is at the heart of their emotional new album, ‘Almost Home.’

Contact Information

oliver@levittlosangeles.org

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