Mavis Staples has a new EP, an HBO documentary on the way & touring with Patty Griffin, Joan Osborne ++ other dates
Mavis Staples has a PACKED schedule through the end of the year. From May 29 (when she appears at Ohio's Nelsonville Music Fest) through November (when she plays some shows in Florida), she'll have been to many corners of North America, and will have visited the UK as well. Other fests she's playing include Glastonbury, Winnipeg Jazz Fest, Grand Targhee, and Milwakee's Summerfest. Many of her dates are with Patty Griffin. Others are part of a "Solid Soul" tour with Joan Osborne, including NYC's 92nd Street Y on 11/4 (tickets), then Tarrytown Music Hall on 10/28 (tickets), and NJ's Bergen Performing Arts Center on 11/14 (tickets TBA). She also plays a NYC-area show before that at Guild Hall in East Hampton on 8/15 (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Mavis also has a new EP, titled Your Good Fortune, which she made with Son Little (who has worked with The Roots and RJD2 among others). It features two new originals as well as new versions of Staples Singers' staples -- Pops Staples-penned "Wish I Had Answered" and Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" (which was on Staples Singers' 1962 album, Hammer & Nails). You can watch the video for "Fight" and stream Your Good Fortune's title track (both the EP's originals) below.
For even more, MAVIS!, the feature-length documentary on the singer, was a hit at SXSW's Film Fest and has since been acquired by HBO. A release date has not been set, but you can check out the trailer and poster below...
Mavis Staples - "Fight"
Mavis Staples -- Tour Dates
Fri 05/29/15 Nelsonville, OH Robbins Crossing @ Hocking College, "Nelsonville Music Festival"
Thu 06/11/15 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center
Fri 06/12/15 Burlington, VT Flynn Center For The Performing Arts at "Groove-FM Jazz Winnipeg Festival"
Thu 06/18/15 Winnipeg, MB Various Venues
Sat 06/20/15 Aurora, IL RiverEdge Park at "Blues On The Fox Festival"
Sun 06/21/15 Iowa City, IA The Englert Theatre
Tue 06/23/15 Fish Creek, WI Door Community Auditorium
Wed 06/24/15 Milwaukee, WI Henry Maier Festival Park at "Summerfest"
Sat 06/27/15 Pilton, United Kingdom Worthy Farm at "Glastonbury Festival"
Sun 06/28/15 Liverpool, United Kingdom Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue 06/30/15 London, United Kingdom Clapham Grand
Wed 07/01/15 Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mavis Staples & Patty Griffin
Wed 07/08/15 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium
Thu 07/09/15 Grand Rapids, MI Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Sat 07/11/15 Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua
Sun 07/12/15 Apple Valley, MN Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
Tue 07/14/15 Boulder, CO Chautauqua Auditorium
Thu 07/16/15 Arvada, CO Arvada Center
Fri 07/17/15 Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Performing Arts Center
Sat 07/18/15 Alta, WY Grand Targhee Resort Amphitheater at "Grand Targhee Festival"
Sun 07/19/15 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden with Patty Griffin
Tue 07/21/15 San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
Thu 07/23/15 Saratoga, CA Montalvo Arts Center
Sat 07/25/15 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
Sun 07/26/15 Seattle, WA Woodland Park Zoo
More Mavis Staples dates
Thu 08/06/15 Truro, MA Payomet Performing Arts Center
Sat 08/08/15 Kitchener, ON Various Venues at "Kitchener Blues Festival"
Sat 08/15/15 East Hampton, NY Guild Hall / John Drew Theater
Thu 03/10/16 Omaha, NE Peter Kiewit Concert Hall
Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne -- Solid Soul 2015 Tour Dates
Sep 25 San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
Sep 26 Modesto, CA, Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sep 29 San Luis Obispo, CA, Cohan Performing Arts Center
Sep 30 Davis, CA, Mondavi Center
Oct 3 Cerritos, CA, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 6 Phoenix, AZ, Musical Instrument Museum
Oct 8 Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theatre
Oct 16 The Woodlands, TX, Dosey Doe
Oct 11 Baton Rouge, LA, Manship Theatre
Oct 24 Clinton Township, MI, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 26 Binghamgton, NY, Osterhout Concert Theater
Oct 27 State College, PA, Eisenhower Audiorium (Penn State)
Oct 28 Tarrytown, NY, Music Hall
Oct 30 Stonybrook, NY, Staller Center for the Arts
Oct 31 Washington, DC, Lisner Auditorium - GW University
Nov 1 Newport News, VA, Ferguson Center for the Arts
Nov 4 New York, NY, 92nd Street Y
Nov 6 Schenectady, NY, Proctors Theater
Nov 7 Boston, MA, Berklee Performance Center
Nov 8 Providence, RI, Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Nov 10 Keene, NH Keene, Colonial Theatre
Nov 11 St. Johnsbury, VT, Fuller Hall
Nov 12 Portsmouth, NH, Portsmouth Music Hall
Nov 14 Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
Nov 15 Richmond, VA, Camp Concert Hall - Univ. of Richmond
Nov 16 Durham, NC, Fletcher Auditorium
Nov 18 Atlanta, GA Atlanta, Ferst Center for the Arts
Nov 19 Oxford, AL, Oxford Performing Arts Center
Nov 21 Miami, FL, S. Miami Dade Cultural Center
Nov 22 Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatr