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Blind Boys set to play 'Escondido' - Jimmy Carter on KPBS: San Diego

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In case you haven't heard yet, this holiday season The Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal have a new CD together - Talkin' Christmas! 

This summit meeting of two American music icons is available via Sony Masterworks and includes new versions, hidden gems, and seven brand-new holiday songs. A Two-time Grammy Award-winning composer and musician, Taj Mahal began his five decades ago career with the blues and has been updated ever since with original inspiring music. Commenting about Talkin' Christmas!, he says: There are just some wonderful tunes that allow me to find a totally different way to play on this album. It's exciting to be a part of something that is such incredible music."

In the middle of an extensive tour to suppor the album, the boys who are coming to the California Center For The Arts on Tue. Dec. 23 took some time to phone into to KPBS: San Diego to promote the show.

The segment will air today at 12:40p PT ( 3:40p ET ).    LISTEN LIVE