Here’s a quick reminder that the marvelous Mavis Staples is not to be missed this weekend.
With her bold new album produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, You Are Not Alone, the legendary vocalist adds a remarkable new chapter to an historic career.
“All of these songs are me, but in a different way, with a different sound,” says Mavis Staples. “The phrasing, the tempos, the arrangements are different, but the messages are the same things I’ve been saying down through the years. They’re about the world today-poverty, jobs, welfare, all of that-and making it feel better through these songs.” – Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She will perform selections from her bold new album, You Are Not Alone (produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy) at the Mahaiwe on Sunday, January 22 at 7:00pm. The new release mixes traditional gospel numbers with two new songs written for her by Tweedy, plus her unique interpretations of songs by Pops Staples, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis, and Little Milton.
Here are three good reasons not to miss this performance:
Tickets for the Mavis Staples perfromance are $40 to $70.
The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass. Box Office Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm and three hours before show times. For tickets
and information, see www.mahaiwe.org or call 413.528.0100.