Editors’ Notes The Blind Boys of Alabama aren't shy at trying new things within their own gospel-roots framework, and collaborating with others has been part of their approach for decades. The last dozen years in the Blind Boys' 70-plus-year career have seen them collaborate like never before, experimenting with blues, country, hip-hop, and Tom Waits. I’ll Find a Way is produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and he pairs the group with tUnEyArDs’ Merrill Garbus (“I’ve Been Searching”), Sam Amidon (“I Am Not Waiting Anymore”), My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden (“I’ll Find a Way (To Carry It All)”), and Patty Griffin (“Jubilee”), among the guests. Vernon himself joins the group for a spiritual read of Bob Dylan’s “Every Grain of Sand,” while the Blind Boys, four octogenarians among them, sing like men a third their age on the upbeat “I Shall Not Be Moved.” Recorded over four days at Vernon’s Wisconsin studio, I’ll Find a Way includes traditional gospel hymns alongside well-chosen country, blues, and soul tunes.

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God Put a Rainbow In the Cloud
1
2:37
 
I'll Find a Way (To Carry It All) [feat. Shara Worden]
2
3:40
 
I Am Not Waiting Anymore (feat. Sam Amidon)
3
3:40
 
I Shall Not Be Moved
4
2:45
 
Take Me To the Water
5
3:21
 
I've Been Searching (feat. Merrill Garbus)
6
2:38
 
There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At the Conference Table) [feat. Casey Dienel]
7
5:20
 
Take Your Burden To the Lord and Leave It There
8
3:27
 
Every Grain of Sand (feat. Justin Vernon)
9
5:25
 
My God Is Real
10
4:11
 
Jubilee (feat. Patti Griffin)
11
4:20