Mavis Staples is an American R&B/gospel singer hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Born in 1939, she would first emerge in the 1950s, when she sang with The Staple Singers, and eventually moved to become a solo artist in the late '60s.
Releasing a number of albums over the years, Staples continues to perform and put out music to this day, last unleashing an LP in 2013, with 'One True Vine'. Staples returned with 'Your Good Fortune', a four-song EP, in 2015, and saw her playing live at four headline UK shows following her Glastonbury appearance.
Since then, she's put out two more records; 'Livin' on a High Note' and November 2017's 'If All I Was Was Black', an album written and produced entirely by Jeff Tweedy. Catch her playing two shows at Londons Union Chapel this July as part of the city's Innervisions Festival by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Tue 28th Nov 2017
Mavis Staples and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy have teamed up again on ‘If All I Was Was Black’, and their third collaboration is a call for love, hope and unity in the face of the struggles facing black Americans.