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Norah Jones has recorded a song with Mavis Staples

by Paul Cashmere on October 4, 2019

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Norah Jones and Mavis Staples have teamed up for a song ‘I’ll Be Gone’.

The song was written by Norah’s husband Pete Remm, who is also the keyboard player in her band.

Norah says, “The first time I met Mavis she held my hand and we sang side-by-side to honour Paul McCartney,” Jones recalls. “She is a beacon of love and light. It is always an honour, a pleasure, and a dream come true to sing with her. I hope we get to do more of it.”

Jones and Staples performed together at Red Rocks earlier this year. They had previously played together at the Newport Folk Festival in 2014 as well as at Staples 80th at the Apollo. They’ve be together again for the David Lynch Foundation’s Silence the Violence benefit concert in Washington DC on October 11.

This is Jones’ second project in recent weeks. The other, her alt-country act Puss N Boots, released ‘The Grass Is Blue’.

The first time I ever heard the Dolly Parton song ‘The Grass is Blue,’ it slayed me,” said Jones. “It was probably the most beautiful song I’d ever heard. I’ve always loved the harmonies on Dolly’s version, they’re just insanely gorgeous.”

Puss N Boots is Jones, with singer/bassist Catherine Popper and singer/guitarist Sasha Dobson.

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