Blind Boys of Alabama
12/05/2009 / Fitzgerald's, Berwyn
We got such a great thrill to see these awesome entertainers perform. To
be able to feel the gospel music, not just watching them perform, but
actually feel and experience the deep, deep blues and gospel as it was
meant to be experienced is a once in a lifetime thing. The Blind Boys
taught us that you donít need vision to see the beauty of the music
they give us.
They are such happy, upbeat people and their moves on stage were smooth.
The humorous antics of the Boys made us all laugh, and our hearts went out
to the guitar player who had all he could handle trying to keep Bishop
Billy Bowers, Jimmy Carter, and Ben Moore from taking a wrong step off the
stage. Yes, he had his hands full, trying to play guitar, and keep the
boys seated at their chairs (for their own safety).
These guys love people and the feeling is mutual. Jimmy (Carter) was
amusing as he took a stroll through the energized crowd. As much as his
assistant kept trying to lead him back to the stage, Jimmy was not having
it and kept dodging his assistant, who was only trying to do his job.
The show was terrific, and we are absolutely inspired by The Blind Boys of
Alabama with all of their energy, grace, and reverence.