About Blind Boys of Alabama
Resource Entertainment has had the pleasure of booking the Blind Boys of Alabama several times, including for the Memphis Grizzlies, for the Live at the Garden concert series, and for the Pearl River Resort.
The Blind Boys of Alabama have spread the spirit and energy of pure soul gospel music for over 60 years, ever since the first version of the group formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939.
Today, founding members Clarence Fountain, Jimmy Carter, and George Scott are joined by more recent arrivals Joey Williams, Ricky McKinnie, Bobby Butler, and Tracy Pierce on a mission to expand the audience for traditional soul-gospel singing while incorporating contemporary songs and innovative arrangements into their hallowed style.
2002 Grammy Award winners for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album for Spirit of the Century, they have appeared on Late Night with Jay Leno and had their song "Way Down in the Hole" used as the theme song for HBO's series The Wire. The Blind Boys put on one of the most exciting concerts in live music today and will soon be releasing an album that features Robert Randolph & the Family Band with special guest Ben Harper.