Mavis Staples at Landmark on Main Street
June 4th | 7 PM
Mavis Staples is living, breathing history. She is an alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop over the last 60 years, this iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes.
Now in her seventh decade, with the release of her new album Livin' on a High Note (ANTI-), she is only gaining momentum.
"I think about this album as a new beginning in my career," says Mavis. "I'm living on a high note, I'm floating on air. I know I don't have as much time on this Earth as I've already had, but I see it as saying, 'Mavis has been here, y'all.' Before I move on, I just want to leave some Mavis with you that you're not used to hearing. I want to leave you with some joy and love, and some don't-forget-me songs."
She has embraced her evolution, absorbing new sounds and ideas, rising to meet the challenges of longevity and bringing her message of hope and positivity to new listeners, song after song, show after show.
Mavis Staples received Kennedy Center honors in December 2016.
Special guest Nicole Atkins is one of the premier female rock vocalists touring today. Her newest album, Slow Phaser, is Nicole Atkins at her confident and unpredictable best - spirited, sexy, and determinedly forward thinking.