Mavis Staples

9 Memorable Moments From Eaux Claires 2016

Eaux Claires is a festival designed around discovery and new experiences. The event -- which was held this past weekend for a second time in…
James Rettig | August 14, 2016 - 7:01 pm
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Watch LCD Soundsystem Cover Prince’s “Controversy” At Coachella

Last weekend, reunited Coachella headliners LCD Soundsystem paid tribute to David Bowie. Last night, sadly, they were forced to mourn another fallen musical legend. Near…
Peter Helman | April 23, 2016 - 11:17 am
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Watch Mavis Staples Sing “Take Us Back,” Talk Opening For MLK On Colbert

Stephen Colbert has publicly admired Mavis Staples, the soul and gospel great, for years. He first welcomed her to his Colbert Report back in 2010,…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2016 - 9:23 am

Mavis Staples – “Action” + “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me”

Mavis Staples' new album, Livin' On A High Note, comes out at the end of the week, and it looks like they're going into promotional…
James Rettig | February 16, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Grammys 2016: Winners List

The 2016 Grammys are officially underway. We'll be updating this post with the winners as they're announced throughout the night. Winners will appear in bold.
Collin Robinson | February 15, 2016 - 3:29 pm
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Mavis Staples – “Dedicated”

Mavis Staples' latest album, Livin' On A High Note, sees a bunch of songwriters penning tunes for the legendary singer, including Nick Cave, tUne-yArDs' Merrill…
James Rettig | February 15, 2016 - 11:22 am
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Nick Cave, Justin Vernon, tUnE-yArDs, Neko Case Contribute Songs To New Mavis Staples LP

All-time-great singer Mavis Staples is releasing a new album next month, Livin' On A High Note, a follow-up to last year's Your Good Fortune EP.
James Rettig | January 7, 2016 - 1:13 pm
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Watch The Surprise All-Star Musical Finale Of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Premiere

As you could probably tell from the deafening thunder of hype, Stephen Colbert took over for David Letterman as the host of the Late Show
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 9:06 am
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Mavis Staples – “Your Good Fortune”

Today the 75-year-old singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples announced that she will release a new EP at the end of April. Future-soul artist…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 25, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Watch Jeff Tweedy & Mavis Staples Cover John Fogerty’s “Wrote A Song For Everyone”

Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples have developed a fruitful creative partnership in recent years, with Tweedy producing a couple Staples albums and helping her finish…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2015 - 10:27 am

Hear “Real Real Gone” From Van Morrison’s New Duets Album

RCA Records will release a new Van Morrison album entitled Duets, which features re-worked Morrison songs recorded with some of his peers. Featured singers include…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Pops Staples – “Somebody Was Watching” (Prod. Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy)

Before his death in 2000, Roebuck "Pops" Staples gave the world nearly five decades' worth of gospel and soul, both on his own and as…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2015 - 11:43 am

Watch Arcade Fire’s Win Butler & Regine Chassagne Cover Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” With Mavis Staples

Last night, Mavis Staples threw a star-studded tribute concert in Chicago for her 75th birthday. Celebrity guests and performers were abundant, including Jeff Tweedy, Gregg…
James Rettig | November 20, 2014 - 7:02 pm
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Watch Tweedy’s Star-Studded “Low Key” Video, Directed By Nick Offerman

Here's an incomplete list of famous people who appear in Tweedy's new video for "Low Key," a song from their new album Sukierae: Michael Shannon,…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2014 - 11:56 am
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Watch Arcade Fire Perform With Mavis Staples In Chicago

Two nights ago, Arcade Fire played the first night of a two-night stand at Chicago's United Center, and they marked the occasion by covering Bo…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2014 - 9:11 am
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Photos: Newport Folk Festival 2014

This past weekend brought the 2014 edition of the Newport Folk Festival. Headliners included Jenny Lewis, Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, and a very special appearance…
Miles Bowe | July 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Stream Mavis Staples One True Vine

Chicago soul maven Mavis Staples will release her second Jeff Tweedy-produced album, One True Vine, next week. We've already heard her cover of Funkadelic's "Can
Claire Lobenfeld | June 17, 2013 - 11:42 am

Mavis Stapes – “I Like The Things About Me”

The Chicago soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples has now recorded two albums with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy serving as producer, and on the second of those,…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2013 - 4:57 pm
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Mavis Staples – “Can You Get to That” (Funkadelic Cover) (Feat. Jeff Tweedy)

Three years ago, the great Chicago soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples released You Are Not Alone, the comeback album that Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2013 - 10:51 am
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Watch Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples & Sean Lennon Cover “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)” On Colbert

On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert signed off his show with an old timey Christmas carol, "Good King Wencesles," joined by Michael Stipe and Mandy Patinkin. Last…
Amrit Singh | December 14, 2012 - 10:30 am
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