Join Grammy Award Winners Blind Boys of Alabama with Bobby Rush for a night of gospel and blues music at the Kavli Theatre, Thursday, February 8 at 7:30 pm.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Recording Academy/Grammys with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five Grammy® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years. The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. They have appeared on recordings with many artists, including Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Ben Harper, Patty Griffin and Taj Mahal.
The Blind Boys will be joined by blues singer Bobby Rush. With the release of his 2020 album Rawer Than Raw, an all-acoustic effort that pays tribute to the rich blues history of Mississippi, Rush has cemented his reputation as one of the preeminent bluesmen in the world, one of the last living links to the music’s glorious past, and an inspiration for its future stars. The album won a Grammy® Award for Best Traditional Blues Album, his second Grammy Award and sixth nomination. Rush even took a turn in the movies with a cameo in the Netflix Original ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ starring Eddie Murphy.
Single tickets go on sale Friday, July 30 and are priced at $58 – $35 with group discounts available. Tickets are available online from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com or through box office. Box office is open for in person ticket purchases Thursday-Saturday, 10:00am -2:00pm. For more information call 805 449-2787 or visit www.bapacthousandoaks.com.
Bank of America Performing Arts Center
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362