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Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Release September 14, 2010 August 19, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Gospel, 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. The disc also features traditional gospel numbers and interpretations of songs by her father the late Pops Staples, Allen Toussaint, Randy Newman, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little Milton.

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.



More on Mavis Staples
With the groundbreaking family gospel group The Staple Singers (“I’ll Take You There”, “Respect Yourself”) and on her own, Mavis is responsible for blazing a rhythm & blues trail while never relinquishing her gospel roots Rolling Stone named Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There” and “Respect Yourself” among Top 500 Songs of All Time

Appearances in The Band’s The Last Waltz with The Staple Singers and collaborations with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bill Cosby to Presidents Kennedy, Carter and Clinton to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Prince, Bob Dylan, Los Lobos, Aretha Franklin, Ry Cooder and many others barely scratch the surface of Mavis’ accomplishments

2009 Festival Performances alone include: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Newport Folk Festival 50; Singapore Grand Prix Carnival; Vancouver Folk Music Festival; Long Beach Blues Festival, CA; Calgary Folk Music Festival; International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT; Tremblant International Blues Festival, Canada; Limestone City Blues Festival, Canada; Houston International Festival; Snowbird Tent Revival, UT; The Vermont Blues Festival.

The Legendary Mavis Staples

New CD You Are Not Alone produced by Jeff Tweedy out Sept 14, 2010

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

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