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Mavis Staples performs at Guild Hall
August 15, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$53 – $100
For six decades Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Alongside the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes – from the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s (“Uncloudy Day”), to the engaged protest of the civil rights era (“Freedom Highway”), to a series of chart hits on 1970s pop radio (“I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself,” “Lets Do It Again”), and now to two gospel albums for the 21st century produced by Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy – the Grammy Award-winning You Are Not Alone and the Grammy-nominated One True Vine. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
$55/$53 members – $100/$95 members