It’s no wonder that the Chicago Tribune calls Mavis Staples an “American treasure.” For six decades, Staples has been a solid rock of American music, from the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s (Uncloudy Day), to her engaged protest music in the civil rights era (Freedom Highway), to a series of chart hits in the 1970s (I’ll Take You There, Respect Yourself). In a career packed with appearances alongside everyone from Martin Luther King, Jr., to Presidents Carter and Clinton, to Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd, Mavis Staples has blazed a rhythm and blues trail all her own, never relinquishing her gospel roots or her fiery spirit.
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik, Blue Horse Cafe, The Landmark Resort
Maxwelton Braes, On Deck Clothing Company, Peninsula Filmworks, Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa