The Blind Boys Of Alabama feature as part of the 2020 Port Fairy Folk Festival.
International folk legends comprise the line-up for Port Fairy Folk Festival in the first round of artists set to perform at the 2020 edition taking place over the March long weekend.
Hailing from the United States, The Blind Boys of Alabama, John McCutcheon and Patty Griffin will perform alongside Britain’s YolanDa Brown, Ireland’s Eleanor McEvoy, and Australia's own C.W. Stoneking and The Maes.
“What a line-up we have in store for our 44th festival," Program Director Caroline Moore says.
"I am delighted to announce these renowned artists for our next festival in March, which will also be filled with special events, family activities, and non-stop musical entertainment. This is a festival for every music lover – from the young to the young at heart."
On the back of their new album, Work to Do, The Blind Boys of Alabama will bring their sounds of the American south to the Port Fairy stage almost seven decades since the iconic band first began singing together.
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, much-loved John McCutcheon will present a special Pete Seeger Session, in addition to his signature concerts which exemplify the folk tradition, and Patty Griffin arrives fresh from her European tour and album release.
British saxophonist YolanDa Brown will bring her sublime jazz-folk rhythms and entertaining children’s musical performances to the festival and acclaimed Irish artist Eleanor McEvoy makes a welcomed return to Port Fairy.
The renowned C.W. Stoneking will perform his 1920s pre-war blues sound on his classic guitars and former emerging Port Fairy Artists of the Year 2014 The Maes, featuring sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby and Monique Clare return from taking Europe and Canada by storm and will play new music from their 2019 self-titled album.