Marc Cohn and The Blind Boys of Alabama
Sunday 12 July 2020 / 17.00 – 18.15 h. / Main Stage
Doors open at 12.00 h.
Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day.
This is a standing concert day with different categories (golden circle & standard).
Sunday 12 July 2020
19.30-21.00 h. – Van Morrison
17.00-18.15 h. – Marc Cohn and The Blind Boys of Alabama
15.00-16.15 h. – Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
13.00-14.15 h. – Steven De bruyn
21.00-22.00 h. – Compro Oro
18.15-19.15 h. – TBC
16.15-16.50 h. – TBC
14.15-14.50 h. – TBC
Do you remember “Walking in Memphis”? No, not the version of Cher – as if! – but the original by Marc Cohn, that you couldn’t get away from on the radio and MTV? The American singer-songwriter sought (and luckily also found) inspiration for his own autobiographical breakthrough song in Memphis, where he saw gospel legend Al Green at work. Thirty years later, he is reviving that history again by touring with The Blind Boys of Alabama, an illustrious gospel band that has been going since 1939 – with varying line-ups of course – has six Grammies to its name, has worked with everyone from Lou Reed to Bon Iver and effectively consists mainly of blind and partially sighted people. Last year they released the album Work to Do with Marc Cohn – including covers of “Walking in Memphis” and “Amazing Grace”. And it is also with that record that they will be appearing at Ghent Jazz this summer.