Marc Cohn With Blind Boys Of Alabama

Season 4, Episode 3 of 6

In 1992, Marc Cohn catapulted into musical stardom with his megahit "Walking in Memphis," claiming the Grammy for Best New Artist that same year. He has since paved his career path by "following good music." With a penchant for the gospel sound and a voice that can take it on, Cohn and Blind Boys of Alabama ignite the stage with "Silver Thunderbird," "Baby King," "Ghost Train," "If I Had a Hammer, " and crowd-pleaser "Walking in Memphis." Blind Boys of Alabama are Cohn's consummate companions and they surprise with their bluesy rendition of "Amazing Grace." Cohn tells THE KATE he has always wanted to play with a gospel quartet and that being with Jimmy Carter, the Blind Boys' remaining original member, just "feels like home." Carter recounts coming up in the segregated South with a drive to succeed, saying, "We were gonna sing gospel, and that's what we've been doing all these years." Having performed as a gospel group for an astonishing 80 years, the Blind Boys of Alabama took home a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Previously Aired

10 p.m.
2 a.m.
AZPM is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
The University of Arizona