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The Blind Boys of Alabama talk longevity with MassLive before Northampton date

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The Blind Boys of Alabama may be a gospel group, but their reach spans many other genres. This was evident from group member Rickey McKinnie's final thoughts during a recent interview when he channeled the word's of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott. "Tell people they better not miss it when the boys are back in town," he said with a hearty chuckle. The Blind Boys of Alabama will play Signature Sounds' Back Porch Festival at the Academy of Music in Northampton on Friday. The festival, which runs March 9-12, features acts such as Lori McKenna, Chris Smither and Jordan Tice.

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