An enthusiastic crowd was on hand when two legendary bands came together at The Vets in Providence April 27, 2022 for a night of inspiring music. The Blind Boys of Alabama were joined by Malian Afro-blues duo Amadou & Mariam in a concert sponsored by FirstWorks, one of the state’s leading arts organizations.

The bands appeared separately and together on stage for classics like “Amazing Grace” and “If I Had a Hammer” as well as newer material including their recent recording “Bamako to Birmingham.”

Concert photographer Rick Farrell was there and shares these photos.

Check out this inspiring video of students from Central Falls High School of students performing for members of the Blind Boys of Alabama.


Rick Farrell

​Rick Farrell of Mojo Photography has been drawn to music his entire life. Maybe it was growing up in Newport, RI, host to the venerable Newport Jazz and Folk festivals. Or maybe it was the countless...