Mavis Staples

plus The James Hunter Six

Renowned gospel singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples has been delivering powerful songs for the last 67 years, and she still has plenty to say. Originally recognised as a prodigious talent within her family band The Staple Singers, her well-sustained solo career has been immensely fruitful. Recent collaborations with Wilco, Bon Iver and tUnE-yArds demonstrate that she remains as fiercely relevant and highly esteemed as she has always been.

Support comes from British R&B band The James Hunter Six, whose energised take on classic blue-eyed soul earned frontman Hunter a much-deserved reputation as a songwriter as well as a powerful live musician.

Before the show, you can enjoy the freshest sounds of Memphis with a free performance from The Stax Music Academy in our Foyer at 6pm. Click here to find out more.

Part of River Town: Bristol’s Americana Weekend.
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Mavis Staples