January 23, 2015

Birmingham Revealed: The Roots of Alabama Gospel, with Bobby Horton and the Birmingham Sunlights

Birmingham, Ala. — Two peforming legends, Bobby Horton and the Birmingham Sunlights, will kick off Vulcan® Park and Museum’s 2015 Birmingham Revealed series. For the first time, they will perform together tunes from Alabama’s vibrant gospel music traditions. Enjoy this unique collaboration on Thursday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m.

About Bobby Horton

Born and raised in Birmingham, Bobby Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, performer, and musical historian. He has performed with the trio Three On a String throughout the United States and Canada for more than 40 years. Horton has produced and performed music scores for 16 PBS films by Ken Burns including “The Civil War,” and “Baseball,” two films for the A&E Network, and 21 films for The National Park Service. His series of recordings of authentic period music has been acclaimed by historical organizations and publications throughout America and Europe.

About The Birmingham Sunlights 

The world-renowned Birmingham Sunlights, draw on the rich heritage of quartet-style singing. In order to maintain a fresh approach to gospel music, the Sunlights explore new material and innovative arrangements. A four-part harmony a cappella gospel group, the Sunlights were formed in 1978 by James Alex Taylor and his brothers Steve and Barry. In Birmingham, the brothers grew up in a musical family singing in the Church of Christ. To date, they have appeared at the National Folk Festival and numerous venues across the nation. The group has performed as cultural ambassadors under the auspices of the U.S. State Department and have toured Canada, Italy, France, Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia.

Admission is $10 and $8 for Vulcan® Park and Museum members. To get your tickets or to find more information about the entire 2015 Birmingham Revealed series see visitvulcan.com/events.

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