The Blind Boys of Alabama opened an international tour Oct. 19 with an inspirational performance in Harrah’s Lake Tahoe’s South Shore Room. The band started in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega. The band performed songs from its five Grammy winning records and from “I’ll Find a Way,” released Oct. 2. Founding member Jimmy Carter is still sharp and he joked with the crowd, spoke about gospel and walked down the aisles to shake hands with appreciative audience members. Tahoe Onstage images by Tim Parsons
ABOUT Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.
Carson Valley Inn Casino presents the Charlie Daniels Band live in concert on Friday June 26th as part of the Mike Tice Charity Weekend for the Kids. Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/2020CVIConcertSeries