A soulful music group is coming to the Tobin Center next week. Turns out, they’ve been touring quite a while. “The group went on the road in 1944. June 10, 1944."
That’s a long time!
“Yeah, it’s been about 70 years.”
The band is Blind Boys of Alabama, a five-time Grammy Award-winning group. Eric “Ricky” McKinnie plays the drums, and has been singing with them for many a decade, and celebrated four Grammy Awards along the way with them.
“I’ve been working with the Blind Boys for about 40 years.”
They mix up gospel and soulful pop music.