Mavis Staples has stood on the frontline of music all her life.
A founder member of the Staple Singers with her family, she helped provide the soundtrack to the American civil rights movement of the ‘60s. Her soulful voice can wrap itself around any gospel, R&B, folk, pop, or blues song with disarming warmth and grace. And with last year’s release If All I Was Was Black–her third collaboration with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy–Staples confronts the present turbulence in the US. The Chicago-based roots music icon comes to the Orpheum Theatre on Monday (September 24), on a double bill with blues-rock great Jonny Lang.
Note: 2-for 1-offer on balcony seats for Lang and Staples available now; just enter the code: Blues here.