BLIND WILLIE JAMES

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BLIND WILLIE JAMES

May 10, 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

$19-$25

“Blind” Willie James is known for his inspiring versions of blues and gospel songs. James was born blind and was then orphaned in 1933. He grew up singing gospel music in church near his home in Live Oak, Florida. While a student at the Florida School for the Blind in St. Augustine, he began playing the piano. As an adult, James ran a newsstand in Palmetto and continued playing in area churches. In 1975 he moved to St. Petersburg and began performing with the Blind Boys of Alabama, but his interest soon turned to the blues. Encouraged by the late bluesman Little Juke, James began performing in clubs and at festivals. James has played on the Florida blues circuit for over twenty years. He has collaborated with a variety of musicians, including Diamond Tooth Mary McClain and, more recently, Allen Moffat.

Location

Carrollwood Cultural Center
4537 Lowell Road
Tampa, FL 33618
United States

Presenting Organization

Ticketing Information

Name: 
Carrollwood Cultural Center
Phone: 
(813) 269-1310
Additional: 
ADVANCED TICKETS: $19 members / $23 non-members / $21 seniors (65+) DAY-OF-SHOW: $21 members / $25 non-members / $23 seniors (65+)
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