Mavis Staples played Beale St, playing Prospect Park before Clearwater, releasing new Jeff Tweedy-produced LP (pics, dates)
photos by Chris Graham
Mavis Staples @ Beale Street Music Fest
Mavis has other dates coming up this year, including a free Celebrate! Brooklyn show on June 14 at Prospect Park with Cody Chesnutt. Then the next day (6/15) she heads a bit north for the Clearwater Festival in Croton, NY, which she plays along with Antibalas, Judy Collins, Hot Tuna, Nicole Atkins, Sharon Jones, and more. Tickets for that festival are still available.
Mavis is also working on a new album, One True Vine, which is due out on June 25 via Anti-, and one again being produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. You can listen to the track "I Like The Things About Me" from that album below (via Complex).
Mavis isn't the only living legend Jeff Tweedy is hanging with this year. As mentioned, Wilco is touring as a support act for Bob Dylan, and that tour hits the NYC-area for a few shows in July (some with My Morning Jacket, one with Beck).
All upcoming Mavis Staples dates are listed, along with the song stream and more pictures and video from Beale St., below...
Mavis Staples - "I Like The Things About Me"
Mavis Staples at Beale Street 2013
Mavis Staples -- 2013 Tour Dates
May 24 Albuquerque, NM Outpost Performance Space with Corey Harris
May 25 St. Louis, MO Bluesweek Festival
Jun 01 Nelsonville, OH Nelsonville Music Festival
Jun 02 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Festival
Jun 14 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park With Cody ChesnuTT
Jun 15 Croton-on-Hudson, NY Clearwater Festival
Jun 22 Toronto, ON Toronto Jazz Festival
Jun 23 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Jazz Festival
Jun 26 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre (CD Release Show)
Jun 28 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center w/ Dave Matthews Band
Jun 29 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center w/ Dave Matthews Band
Jul 05 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion with John Hiatt & The Combo.
Jul 07 Portland, OR Waterfront Blues Festival
Jul 11 N. Truro, MA Payomet PAC
Jul 13 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center
Jul 14 Rockland, ME North Atlantic Blues Festival
Jul 19 Iowa City, IA The Englert Theatre
Jul 21 Apple Valley, MN Weesner Amphitheater with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Aug 04 Mammoth Lakes, CA Bluesapalooza
Aug 10 Brecon, UK Brecon Jazz
Aug 13 Oslo, NO Oslo Jazz Festival
Aug 17 Wespelaar, BE Swing
Sep 07 Fort Knox, KY Fort Knox
Sep 22 Columbia, MO Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
Sep 25 Nashville, AL War Memorial Auditorium with the Blind Boys of Alabama
Sep 27 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
Nov 07 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre