Last week in New Haven the International Festival of Arts and Ideas began. It's a great two weeks of concerts, lectures, plays, cultural performances and things to make you think. This years big FREE featured concert on the green was the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Formed in 1939 the Blind Boys are one of the best gospel and blues group around. Two of the original members have passed but the others are still going strong. When they walk onto the stage they hold on to the shoulder of the guy in front of them and a sighted member of the group brings them on and in place to perform. They said they are there to sing the gospel and that they did!
Below is Jimmy Carter, the main attraction who ventures out into the audience towards the end of the show. My friend and I were up close so I was able to get a good shot of him.