An alchemist of American music, Mavis Staples is living, breathing history. From the Delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s with The Staple Singers, to the protest and freedom songs of the Civil Rights era Mavis has woven herself into the fabric of modern music itself, including a powerful new collaboration with Arcade Fire to benefit the ACLU. With the release of her new album Livin’ on a High Note she is still gaining momentum. There is no persona; she is, simply and untouchably, Mavis.
W/ SPECIAL GUEST KANDACE SPRINGS
WEDNESDAY JUNE 21 @ BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE | DOORS 6:30 | SHOW 7:30