Next Eddie & Agnes Concert: The Blind Boys of Alabama
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Agnes Scott College and Eddie’s Attic announce yet another concert—this time with acclaimed and award-winning gospel group, The Blind Boys of Alabama. This installment marks the fifth show for the Eddie & Agnes Concert Series, a partnership between Eddie’s Attic and Agnes Scott.
The general admission event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Agnes Scott’s Historic Presser Hall. Tickets are $25, in advance, and $30 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.ticketalternative.com, www.eddiesattic.com, or by calling the TicketAlternative Box Office at 1-877-725-8849.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel group from Alabama that first formed at the Alabama Institute for the Blind at Talladega, Alabama in 1939. The three main vocalists of the group and their drummer/percussionist are blind. Honored by both the Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and winners of five Grammy Awards, The Blind Boys have attained the highest levels of recognition in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing.
The Blind Boys have earned praise for their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by acclaimed songwriters such as Curtis Mayfield, Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. Their performances have been experienced by millions on “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” the Grammy Awards telecast, “60 Minutes” and on their own holiday PBS Special. The Blind Boys’ live shows are roof- raising musical events that appeal to audiences of all cultures, as evidenced by an international itinerary that has taken them to virtually every continent.
The Blind Boys have appeared on recordings with Bonnie Raitt, Randy Travis, k.d. lang, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Charlie Musselwhite, Susan Tedeschi, Solomon Burke, Marty Stuart, Asleep at the Wheel and many others.
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics. Visit agnesscott.edu to learn more.