Showing All "Mavis Staples" Posts

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 by Mavis Staples. We sent photographer…   Read Story »
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 You Get To That" and the even funkier…   Read Story »
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, the forthcoming One True Vine, Tweedy and his…   Read Story »
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 produced for her. In a couple of months, she'll…   Read Story »
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 night, he signed off his entire 2012…   Read Story »
Here's the legendary Ms. Staples with Win doing the Band's stone-cold classic "The Weight," live and onstage from this past weekend's Outside Lands festival in San Francisco: (via CoS)   Read Story »
Tegan & Sara made their Newport Folk Festival debut over the weekend. "We made it to Newport!! What a lovely and quaint little place!" Tegan blogged upon arrival. "Rhode Island is adorable and…   Read Story »
This final batch of Randy Cremean's photos from this year's 10th annual Bonnaroo festival includes the Strokes, Cold War Kids, Robyn, Mavis Staples, a SuperJam featuring Dr. John and Dan Auerbach,…   Read Story »
Hundreds of thousands of bloggers Americans gathered at the National Mall in D.C. today to watch Comedy Central stars John Stewart and Stephen Colbert and friends (e.g., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Father…   Read Story »
Busy last few days for Jeff Tweedy. Farm Aid's 25th Anniversary show took place Saturday, with Dave Matthews, Norah Jones, and Jeff Tweedy joining Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp for the annual…   Read Story »