10 Powerful New Songs Produced By Jeff Tweedy!
Includes "Ain't No Doubt About It" & "Little Bit"!
2019 Grammy Award Nominee:
• Best American Roots Song: Build A Bridge
2018 Blues Music Award Nominee!
Soul Blues Female Artist
"Mavis has done it all and worked with just about everybody from Bob Dylan to Prince to Jeff Tweedy... She still is singing for justice and equality and influencing a new generation of musicians and fans." - President Barack Obama
Mavis Staples is an American Music legend. She was at the forefront of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, as singer for the legendary gospel group The Staples Singers. Mavis, along with her father, Pops, and siblings marched and worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the fight for equality in the United States.
In December 2016, Mavis went to Washington, D.C., to receive the coveted Kennedy Center Honors from President Obama, with whom she has had a long-standing friendship. Mavis invited Wilco frontman and dear friend Jeff Tweedy as her guest for the weekend's festivities. The two spent hours discussing the current events and how today's fight for equality is very similar to those in the '60s. Inspired by these events, Mavis and Jeff got together and wrote Mavis's new album, If All I Was Was Black, produced by Jeff Tweedy. The new album is a perfect message for our time and is by far Mavis's best work to date.
"A voice of reassurance in troubled times." - Chicago Tribune
"Rather than protest the state of the world, Staples is toasting human endurance -- hers as well as ours." - Pitchfork
"A voice that has lost none of its gutsy power since she unleashed it, some six decades ago." - New York Times
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
Includes limited time download card
Mavis Staples, vocals
Jeff Tweedy, guitar, bass, percussion, vocals
Spencer Tweedy, drums, percussion
Rock Holmstrom, guitar
Jeff Turmes, bass
Stephen Hodges, drums, percussion
Donny Gerrard, backing vocals
Vicki Randle, backing vocals
Kelly Hogan, backing vocals
Akenya Seymour, backing vocals
Glenn Kotche, percussion,
Scott Ligon, clavinet, piano, organ, Wurly, guitar
1. Little Bit
2. If All I Was Was Black
3. Who Told You That
4. Ain't No Doubt About It
5. Peaceful Dream
1. No Time For Crying
2. Build A Bridge
3. We Go High
4. Try Harder
5. All Over Again