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The Blind Boys of Alabama with Special Guest Charlie Musselwhite
The Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Dr., Irvine, CA 92612
Feb. 10, 2023 at 8pm
“Gospel Titans” – Rolling Stone
Winners of five Grammy Awards, The Blind Boys of Alabama are living legends who continue setting the standard for gospel music. Coming of musical age while touring the South during the Jim Crow era, the Blind Boys developed a unique sound blending the close harmonies of early jubilee gospel with the charismatic tradition’s fervent improvisations.
With a sound that “remains rich and timeless” (The New York Times), a Blind Boys live show is a roof-raising musical event that crosses musical boundaries with remarkable interpretations of traditional gospel favorites, contemporary spirituals and hard-working rhythm and blues.
Charlie Musselwhite is living proof that great music only gets better with age. He is an American electric blues harmonica master, Grammy Award winner, and legendary blues artist who cut his (musical) teeth alongside Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, and everyone on the South side of Chicago in the early 1960’s.
Musselwhite, more than any other harmonica player of his generation, can rightfully lay claim to inheriting the mantle of many of the great harp players that came before him with music as dark as Mississippi mud and as uplifting as the blue skies of California. In an era when the term "legendary" gets applied to auto-tuned pop stars, this singular blues harp player, singer, songwriter and guitarist has earned and deserves to be honored as a true master of American classic vernacular music.