Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy – Together Again

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MAVIS STAPLES – IF ALL I WAS WAS BLACK

AVAILABLE NOW

 

“It’s the compassion that I feel.  I want you to feel that same compassion…You can’t stop me. You can’t break me. I’m too loving. These songs are going to change the world.”
– Mavis Staples

 

The new album by soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples entitled If All I Was Was Black is now available, via ANTI Records.

In their early review of the record, The Chicago Reader writes, “working again with producer Jeff Tweedy, she’s created the best solo album she’s done over the last couple of decades.” The Chicago Tribune heralds If All I Was Was Black as “their most powerful collaboration yet.”

 

 

This is Staples’ third collaboration with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. Their first, You Are Not Alone, won a Grammy, and their second, One True Vine, was a Grammy nominee.  This is the first time Tweedy has composed an entire album of original songs for Mavis’ legendary voice and a nation she’s uniquely poised to address.

Watch “Build A Bridge” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

 

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Mavis Staples is currently on tour with Nobel prize winner Bob Dylan and is wrapping up the tour with five nights at the Beacon Theater in New York.

NOV 17 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre +
NOV 18 – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center +
NOV 20 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater +
NOV 21 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater +
NOV 22 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater +
NOV 24 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater +
NOV 25 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater +
JAN 24 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center
JAN 25 – Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center
JAN 25 – Bar Harbor, ME – The Criterion
FEB 03 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
FEB 16 – Bow, WA – Skagit Valley Casino
FEB 17 – Bow, WA – Skagit Valley Casino
FEB 21 – Greenville, SC – Peace Center
FEB 23 – Charleston, SC – Galliard Center
FEB 25 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
MAR 03 – Park City, UT – Eccles Center

+ W/ BOB DYLAN

 

TICKET INFO HERE

 

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