Jimmy Carter of The Blind Boys of Alabama joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early life connecting with his classmates to form The Blind Boys of Alabama, early memories of touring and recording, memories of contemporaries like Sam Cooke and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, experiencing the Civil Rights movement and the diversification of the Blind Boys’ audiences in the 80s, their appeal in the secular world, touring with Peter Gabriel, what it was like performing at The White House for Obama, memories of his final performance with longtime friend and partner Clarence Fountain, learning that their recording of Way Down In The Hole was used for the TV show The Wire, what his plans are for a new recording spanning the group’s 80 year career, what he plans to do in the second half of his life and much more!
Gun Violence In Music – 21 Lives and 516 Years Gone
In this very special episode, we’re joined by more than a dozen of our friends from the podcast community for a retrospective of all those musical greats lost as a result of gun violence.
Some of these stories involve domestic abuse, suicide, robbery, murder, but all of them are stories of gun violence.
A gun in every single one of these scenarios turned a moment of crisis or crime into a fatality. Irreversible.
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