Veteran singing group to spread Boulder cheer

December 4, 2013 by  

The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show is being presented by KUNC, KGNU, and the Daily Camera and will allow people to sample some gospel music to get them in the mood for Christmas. Poster printing may have been used to promote this event to people in this community and the surrounding regions.

The group, under varying personnel, has been touring since as early as the mid-1940s. During the 60s, the Blind Boys sang at benefits for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and also provided soundtracks for the civil rights movement.

Despite many years having passed, the group is still performing and is as strong as ever. In 2001, they recorded ‘Spirit of the Century’, a Peter Gabriel Realworld Label record that mixed Tom Waits and Rolling Stones influences with traditional gospel music. They have put together several Grammy-winning albums since the turn of the millenium, including 2002’s ‘Higher Ground’ and 2003’s ‘Go Tell It on the Mountain’. While the lineup has changed somewhat over time, it is a testament to longevity that the group is still performing almost 75 after its formation.

Tickets for the performance range from $25 to $40 depending on seating, and the Boys will be on stage tomorrow, December 5th with doors opening at 7:00 pm and the show commencing at 8:00 pm at the Boulder Theater located at 2032 14th Street in Boulder, Colorado. To learn more about the group, or to purchase tickets, please visit the venue’s website or call the box office at 303-786-7030.

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