Cohn, Blind Boys of Alabama: Storied acts at FTC Warehouse

December 24, 2018

This one’s a tough act to top in local theater: Grammy winners Marc Cohn and The Blind Boys of Alabama will be in Fairfield on Jan. 5 to perform at the FTC Warehouse, and they will perform both apart and together.

Cohn, who won his Grammy for the soulful tune “Walking in Memphis,” survived being shot in the head in 2005 in an attempted carjacking. He was married to ABC news personality Elizabeth Vargas at the time, but they split a few years ago and share two children.

Cohn’s decade-long break in recording ended in 2007 with “Join the Parade,” inspired by Hurricane Katrina and his near-fatal shooting. In 2016, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut album “Marc Cohn,” he released “Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities” along with the bonus album “Evolution of a Record.”

Cohn worked with the Blind Boys of Alabama on the Grammy-nominated song “Let My Mother Live.” The original members of Blind Boys first sang together as kids at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the late 1930s (including Jimmy Carter, who leads the group today).

The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. $48-$58. 203-259-1036. Fairfieldtheatre.org

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