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Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy September 14, 2010 June 25, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues, New Releases.
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Mavis Staples will release her new album, You Are Not Alone (Anti Records), September 14, 2010.

The project was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy at the band’s studio, The Loft. Tweedy also wrote two new songs for the album, arranged a third and contributes guest guitar, bass, and vocals.

The disc also features traditional gospel numbers and interpretations of songs by her father (and Rosebud artist until his passing), the late Pops Staples, fellow Rosebud artist Allen Toussaint, Randy Newman, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little Milton.For more on Mavis Staples

A Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Mavis will be performing at several festivals over the Summer, including Lollapalooza and the Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival with extensive touring to follow the release of the CD.

About Mavis Staples
2010 GRAMMY Nominee for Live: Hope At The Hideout (Best Contemporary Blues Album) and featured on Oh Happy Day (Best Traditional Gospel Album), “Waiting For My Child To Come Home” performed with Patty Griffin

Live: Hope at the Hideout was named one of the Best Live CDs of All Time by Amazon.com editors. Have A Little Faith (2005) honored among DownBeat’s Best of the 2000’s

Featured in 2009 GRAMMY Nominated Respect Yourself – The Stax Records Story (named after The Staple Singers hit) – Best Long Form Music Video category.

2005 GRAMMY Nominations: collaboration with Dr. John on “Lay My Burden Down” (Best Gospel Performance) from Dr. John’s N’awlinz Dis Dat Or D’udda (Best Contemporary Blues Album) and was featured performing “Hard Times Come Again No More” on the album Beautiful Dreamer – The Songs of Stephen Foster (Best Traditional Folk Album)

2003 Grammy Nominee with Bob Dylan (Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals) for their duet “Gotta Change My Way of Thinking” on Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan which was nominated for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

Blues Music Award Winner: Soul/Blues Female Artist of the Year 2005 & 2006; Winner of 2005 Blues Album of the Year and Soul/Blues Album of the Year for her acclaimed release, Have A Little Faith

First Amendment Center / Americana Music Association Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award (2007)

National Heritage Fellowship Award Winner (2006) by The National Endowment for the Arts

GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Winner (2005)

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee with The Staple Singers (1999)

Included on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll

“Mavis Staples Day” declared June 19 2007 by Illinois Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, in recognition of Mavis’ legendary career and lifelong dedication to civil rights

“Mavis Staples Day” proclaimed by City of Chicago Sunday, June 12, 2005


For specific information regarding tickets, showtimes, addresses, directions etc., please check the local listing or contact the venues directly.
6/30/2010 Toronto ON CANADA TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival
7/18/2010 Detroit MI Concert of Colors

7/25/2010 Lake Harmony PA Pocono Blues Festival
8/6/2010 Chicago IL Lollapalooza

8/14/2010 North Adams MA Solid Sound Festival
8/28/2010 Grass Valley CA Stars at the North Star House
9/3/2010 Laramie WY Snowy Range Music Festival

9/6/2010 Sausalito CA Sausalito Art Festival

9/11/2010 Boston MA Life Is Good Festival

10/1/2010 Durham NC Carolina Theater

10/3/2010 Roanoke VA The Jefferson Center

11/5/2010 Los Angeles CA UCLA Live
“The Hope, Love & Justice Tour Featuring Mavis Staples & Billy Bragg”
11/12/2010 Lucerne SWITZERLAND Lucerne Blues Festival

11/13/2010 Lucerne SWITZERLAND Lucerne Blues Festival

11/14/2010 Lucerne SWITZERLAND Lucerne Blues Festival

2/24/2011 Baton Rouge LA Manship Theatre

3/25/2011 Portsmouth NH The Music Hall
“The Hope, Love & Justice Tour Featuring Mavis Staples & Billy Bragg”
3/27/2011 Tarrytown NY Tarrytown Music Hall
“The Hope, Love & Justice Tour Featuring Mavis Staples & Billy Bragg”
4/2/2011 New Bedford MA Zeiterion Theatre
“The Hope, Love & Justice Tour Featuring Mavis Staples & Billy Bragg”



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