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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