Going to see The Blind Boys of Alabama in Minneapolis tonight. This closes a loop first opened last winter, when my daughter and I drove through the rural Wisconsin snow to observe a recording session for their latest album. This eventually led to my writing liner notes for the album, as described here. Feeling fortunate.
The Blind Boys of Alabama have been singing the gospel since the late 1930s. Last winter they gathered in rural Fall Creek with my neighbor Justin Vernon and recorded a new album. The album is officially available today. I’m honored to say I was allowed to write the liner notes for the album. Here is…View post
The video below is for one of the songs included on the new Blind Boys of Alabama album. I’m honored and privileged to say I was allowed to write the liner notes for the album, which will be released September 30. Today, this one is exactly what I needed:
Dan Huiting (same guy who shot the cannon video for Visiting Tom) did this mini-documentary about the making of the next Blind Boys of Alabama album. It was recorded last winter just a corn field or two over from our farm (in fact, after you watch the video, click here to see who that was getting…View post
This was recorded just down the road a piece. I got to be a little part of it. I’ll say more when the time comes. It will be released September 30, but you can listen to one track right here right now. (The link isn’t real obvious, look for the little circled triangle). Miscellaneous Fall…View post