The Blind Boys of Alabama ft. Justin Vernon – “Every Grain of Sand”

blindboysofalabama The Blind Boys of Alabama ft. Justin Vernon   Every Grain of Sand

Justin Vernon’s latest project has been producing the next album for the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama. The gospel quintet has been recording together for a good 70 years now, and Vernon is just the latest on a long list of famed collaborators who have passed through to feed off the Blind Boys’ seemingly endless stream of creative juices.

With the Vernon-produced I’ll Find A Way due out in October, the Blind Boys have released a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Every Grain of Sand,” featuring vocals from Bon Iver himself. It’s interesting to hear Vernon’s very distinctive production style transferred to a sound you wouldn’t immediately associate with the deep-woods guitars and airy piano that defines Bon Iver.

Check out the first song from Justin Vernon and the Blind Boys of Alabama here.