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Words like veteran, legendary and influential don't go far enough in describing the Blind Boys of Alabama / American Songwriter

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Words like "veteran," "legendary and "influential" don't go far enough in describing the over 60-year career the Blind Boys of Alabama have fashioned. Smart marketing, beautifully produced albums and contributions of high profile artists from Peter Gabriel and Ben Harper (both of whom they toured with) to Taj Mahal, blues harpist Charlie Musselwhite and Justin Vernon a.k.a. Bon Iver (who produced the Blind Boys' 2013 collection) have helped the long-standing vocal group appeal to a new, that is to say, younger generation like no other act of their age or genre.

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