Bluesfest Sideshows – Mavis Staples [Tour News]

  VH1 named her as one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of all time. MAVIS STAPLES is a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. In her 60 year career – from her ground breaking family band – THE STAPLES SINGERS – through her solo career – it is now that her star is shining brightest. With her new album, ‘You Are Not Alone’, this legendary vocalist adds a remarkable new chapter to her historic career, delivering wall-to-wall joy and mixing traditional gospel numbers with two new songs, penned by producer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco fame, and including

her unique interpretation of songs by her father ‘Pops’ Staples, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little Milton. “I wanted to make an album where every song had meaning,” she says, “where every song told a story and would lift you up and give you a reason to get up in the morning. And I know it’s going to feel really good singing these songs on stage.”

Tour Dates:
Fri 15th April 2011 – Adelaide – The Governor Hindmarsh – BUY TICKETS HERE
The Gov (08) 8340 0744

Sun 17th April 2011 – Perth – West Coast Blues & Roots Festival – BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 23rd April 2011 – BLUESFEST, Byron Bay
Sun 24th April 2011 – BLUESFEST, Byron Bay
Byron Bay Bluesfest or (02) 6685 8310

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Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone CD

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