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.


  • Bobby Saban

    blind Boys of Alabama have been around for 70 years. If thats not cool enough, they’ve got a new album with features by Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, Sam Amidon, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards, Casey Dienel, Justin Vernon, and Patty Griffin. check out Justin Vernons track EPK: