Nashville, TN (August 10, 2019)
Marc Cohn and Blind Boys of Alabama have released Work To Do. This momentous pairing brings together Cohn’s revered songwriting with the transcendent gospel harmonies of the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama. Produced by John Leventhal, Work To Do offers a mix of studio tracks, including two new Cohn originals, and performances captured during an intimate performance for PBS’s live concert series, The Kate.
Check out “Amazing Grace” by Marc Cohn & Blind Boys Of Alabama
The album was originally conceived as a three-song EP, but the magic captured during the taping at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, CT inspired the decision to release this fully-fledged hybrid album.
“Longtime fans will doubtless be bowled over by new renditions of Cohn favorites … that, when coupled with ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Ghost Train’ further demonstrate what we’ve known all along. Cohn’s always been a deeply spiritual writer and cements that through this one-of-a-kind collaboration.” —PopMatters
Hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone, Blind Boys of Alabama are five-time GRAMMY-winners and recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Grammy for their contributions to the genre over their near 80-year recording career. GRAMMY-winning Marc Cohn has solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. The pair’s relationship ignited when Cohn was commissioned to co-write several songs for the Blind Boys’ 2017 album, Almost Home, including the GRAMMY-nominated tune “Let My Mother Live.” That studio collaboration sparked a series of live performances together, and now Work To Do brings this meaningful partnership full circle.