Mavis Staples To Release EP In April -
Mavis Staples photo by Ros OGorman

Mavis Staples photo by Ros O'Gorman

Mavis Staples To Release EP In April

by Paul Cashmere on March 27, 2015

in Live,New Music,News

The legendary Mavis Staples will release the four song EP ‘My Good Fortune’ in April.

“Aside from being one of the greatest singers ever, Mavis brings a positive energy unlike anything I’ve experienced,” Son Little said. “The thing I’ll remember forever about working with Mavis is her voice. Standing in the studio, holding her hand, I watched as each time she began a take. Everyone in the room jumped when we heard her voice. Chills. A metaphysical experience every time.”

The songs were produced by young new Anti Records soul musicians Son Little. Little also wrote two of the tracks ‘Your Good Fortune’ and ‘Fight’. ‘See That My Grave Is Kept Clean’ was recorded originally by The Staples Singers in 1962. ‘Wish I Had Answered’ was written by Mavis’ father Pops Staples in 1963.

“I’m always excited to do new songs,” Mavis says. “And this young man wrote two just for me. Seemed like we were a team made in heaven. He writes from his heart; he’s a great singer who sings from his heart, and he reached my heart. I’m so glad we got to work together. The whole experience right down to the finished product was just extraordinary.”

Your Good Fortune:
01 Your Good Fortune
02 Fight
03 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
04 Wish I Had Answered

Mavis Staples tour dates

March 29, Perth, West Coast Blues Festival
March 31, Adelaide, The Gov
April 1, Melbourne, Recital Centre
April 2, Meeniyan, Town Hall
April 5, Byron Bay, Bluesfest
April 8, Brisbane, Powerhouse
April 9, Canberra, Street Theatre
April 10, Newcastle, Lizottes
April 12, Sydney, Opera House


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