Please support this wonderful project and donate at Kick Starter: Heavenly Sight: Black Gospel’s Blind Singers is an hour-long radio music documentary and website telling the story of singers who overcame disability and prejudice to chart the course of American music from sacred songs all the way to rock. Blind Willie Johnson, Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Willie McTell, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Flora Molton — the African American gospel tradition has been a haven for the blind.
Heavenly Sight’s audio documentary will explore blues and gospel music – from church hymns and the oral tradition through the secular soul of Ray Charles up until Blind Willie Johnson’s Dark was the Night went into space with Voyager to bring holy blues to the galaxy.
The will also explore the unique perspective of the blind musician – from music lessons at vocational institutions; singing (and being robbed) on street corners; navigating the music industry and the larger world; and how their worldview informs their feeling and performance of their music. Please support this project by visiting Kick
Heavenly Sight hinges on new interviews with musicians both blind (Jimmy Carter of The Blind Boys of Alabama, Larcene Turk, Valerie Capers, Henry Butler), and sighted (Bernice Johnson Reagon, Lee Breur, David Bromberg) and, of course, the music. Their goal is for their audio documentary to appeal to anyone interested in blues, jazz, the history of American music or hearing the world from a different point of view. Main Source: Heavenly Sight website
Heavenly Sight A Vision Out of Blindness Artemis Media Murray Street Productions