Mavis Staples at MASS MoCA

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Powerhouse singer Mavis Staples is set for a show at MASS MoCA March 25. Tickets are on sale now -- they're $35 ahead / $45 day of.

Staples has had a long career and an R&B/soul/gospel singer, starting with her family's group, The Staples Singers, before moving onto a solo career. And in recent years she's collaborated with a bunch of different artists. Show blurbage:

Mavis Staples is one of the great alchemists of American music, crossing genre lines like no musician since perhaps Ray Charles, and weaving her voice into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop. From her time in the legendary Staples Singers, to her Grammy-winning 2010 collaboration with Jeff Tweedy, You're Not Alone, to her recently released Livin' on a High Note, produced by M. Ward and featuring contributions by Neko Case, Justin Vernon, Ben Harper, and Tune-Yards, Staples is a classic artist who is as vital today as at any point in her legendary career.

Just this month she was part of the new class of Kennedy Center Honors awardees.

photo via ANTI- Records

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