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The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show: Go Tell it on the Mountain, w/Ernie Hendrickson - 12/8
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 pm
The Blind Boys of Alabama
The Blind Boys of Alabama, recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music, will perform their 2003 holiday-themed Go Tell it on the Mountain album (Real World) in its entirety, along with other gems from a 70+year career. Celebrated by the Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, sung for two presidents in the White House and winners of five Grammy Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement, and show no signs of diminishing.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Ernie Hendrickson’s interest in American roots music was peaked at an early age. In 2007 he self-produced and released a highly acclaimed solo record, Down the Road, which the Illinois Entertainer deemed "Groundbreaking" and pushed him straight onto the Midwest's radar as an emerging singer-songwriter. His newest album, Walking with Angels, shines as a true testament to Hendrickson's ripening powers as a songwriter. The record, created with veteran producer Bo Ramsey, spent over 25 weeks in the Top 20 on Roots Music Report's Folk charts.