Mavis Staples will perform one Bluesfest sideshow in 2020 and Brisbane has scored it.
Mavis once boasted Bob Dylan proposed to her. She turned him down.
The 80-year old Staple Singers’ soul legend has been making some of her best recordings in the past decade with help from producer’s Jeff Tweedy on ‘One True Vine’ (2013), and ‘If All I Was Was Black’ (2017), M. Ward on ‘Livin’ On A High Note’ (2016) and Ben Harper on ‘We Get By’ (2019).
Mavis Staples first solo album was ‘Mavis Staples’ in 1969.
In 1989, Prince signed her to his Paisley Park label for the ‘Time Waits For No One’ album. He co-wrote the title track with her.
Mavis started singing with her family group The Staple Singers in 1950. Their first hit was ‘Uncloudy Day’ in 1956.
Mavis Staples will perform on March 4 in Brisbane at The Triffid for Bluesfest Touring.
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