Posts tagged "mavis staples"

‘We Butt Heads Like Hell’: Fathers, Their Children, and the Music They Make

Papa don't necessarily preach that their children possibly endure a lifetime of 352 days a year on the road, album sales that no longer pay…
By: Harley Brown / June 19, 2015

Mavis Staples Enlists Tweedy to Finish Pops Staples’ ‘Friendship’

Before gospel great Pops Staples died 15 years ago, he gave his daughter Mavis Staples several unfinished songs, which she dutifully worked to complete. The resulting collection,…
By: James Grebey / February 2, 2015

Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples Cover the Stones’ ‘The Last Time’ With Gospel Flair

At this point in the Reflektor tour, the formula is basically "Arcade Fire covered _______ by local legend _______ last night in _______" with the occasional guest star throw…
By: Dan Reilly / August 28, 2014

Gospel Great Mavis Staples Will Take You There

Throughout the course of a career that started with her father and sisters in the Staples Singers in the 1950s, Mavis Staples and her mighty…
By: Kiran Herbert / May 30, 2013

Jeff Tweedy Plays Nearly Every Instrument on Mavis Staples’ Upcoming ‘One True Vine’ LP

Mavis Staples has once again called on Jeff Tweedy for his studio savvy. The soul/gospel icon is set to release her newest album, One True…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 8, 2013