This spring The Blind Boys of Alabama released their next record in over a 70-year span as a group. We suggest members open NPR Wine Club’s ‘Weekend Edition’ 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon and check out the in-depth interview from NPR with the members of the group by Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Ned Wharton heard on Weekend Edition Sunday.
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“Sometimes, all you have to hear is a few notes, and you know that a voice has been lived in; you can hear a long life of ups and downs, a rich and weathered sound. That is certainly true of singer Jimmy Carter, one of the founding members of the Blind Boys of Alabama started in 1948.”
Carter and the band’s manager, Charles Driebe, joined NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro for a conversation about these songs, the group’s long career and what it means to be “almost home.” Click here for an edited transcript.