Friday, March 03, 2006
Blind Boys of Alabama
I went to a great concert tonight. The Blind Boys of Alabama. It was so fun. These guys have a ton of energy. And one of them in particular was quite funny…poking fun at one of the other members that is a little larger in size saying that “Chicken die so that he may live”. Too funny! Plus the drummer, who is blind, was phenomenal! I forgot how much I enjoy the southern gospel style mixed with some blues. There were people dancing in their seats, clapping, and some call and answer…”Are you feeling gooooood?” “YEAH!” I half expected to hear a “Halleluiah!” or an “Amen!” :)
There was one song that reminded me of Centre Street, and it sure did make me miss them all there. Miss the playing, miss the singing! I’m so glad I got the opportunity to see them live, and feel the feeling that filled the room. It’s hard to describe something like this…I think you have to actually be there and feel it. If you get a chance, check them out.
And thus begins the three concert month...one concert down, two more to go this month! :)