Mavis Staples
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Mavis Staples
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Mavis Staples

Jan 31 - Feb 01
Miner Auditorium
FriJan 31
7:30 PM

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SatFeb 1
7:30 PM

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With a professional career spanning nearly seven decades, Mavis Staples is the greatest living gospel and soul singer – a two-time GRAMMY winner, 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 2016 Kennedy Center honoree, Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of the 2005 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award whose soaring voice turned classic spirituals into anthemic declarations of freedom.

Born in Chicago, Staples made her professional debut at age 10 with her now-legendary family band, The Staple Singers, singing on a succession of timeless songs that became chart topping hits as well as indelible anthems of the Civil Rights Movement. Her unforgettable performances on “Uncloudy Day,” “Some Truth To Tell,” “Freedom Highway,” “Respect Yourself,” “Why Am I Treated So Bad,” “When Will We Be Paid,” “I’ll Take You There,” “If You’re Ready,” and “Let’s Do It Again” have all become intrinsic parts of the American cultural fabric. Staples has recorded 17 albums as a solo artist and led a career that includes a staggering number of highlights, from performing at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to collaborating with Bob Dylan, Prince, The Band, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, and countless others. She was the subject of the 2015 documentary film Mavis! and was the first musical artist to perform on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, singing Sly Stone’s “Everyday People” during its debut broadcast in 2015. Since 2010’s You Are Not Alone, Staples has had a late-career explosion of activity, releasing five albums of new material. Her new ANTI Records release, We Get By, was produced by GRAMMY-winning soul/blues singer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Harper. The session is a plea for peace, justice, and sanity in a world of upheaval, and is the latest masterstroke from an ageless artist whose work remains perpetually relevant and forever soulful.

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Her latest, We Get By, is a plea for peace, justice, and sanity in a world of upheaval, and is the latest masterstroke from an ageless artist whose work remains perpetually relevant and forever soulful.

Staples is one of those giants on whose shoulders a new generation of artists stands.

Chicago Tribune

Staples is one of those giants on whose shoulders a new generation of artists stands.

Chicago Tribune

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