Idaho Live proudly welcomes Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples to The Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday, Nov 2nd, 2010. This is a reserved seating show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets on sale this Fri Aug 27th online at www.egyptiantheatre.net, The Egyptian Theatre box office, and at The Record Exchange. Call the Egyptian Theatre box office at 208-387-1273 to charge by phone during normal box office hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

MAVIS STAPLES – You Are Not Alone

“All of these songs are me, but in a different way, with a different sound,” says Mavis Staples. “The phrasing, the tempos, the arrangements are different, but the messages are the same things I’ve been saying down through the years. They’re about the world today—poverty, jobs, welfare, all of that—and making it feel better through these songs.”

With her bold new album, You Are Not Alone, the legendary vocalist adds a remarkable new chapter to an historic career. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

This project—which is being released more than sixty years after she began singing with her ground-breaking family group, the Staple Singers—is the follow-up to We’ll Never Turn Back, her acclaimed 2007 collection of songs associated with the civil rights movement, and to 2009’s Grammy-nominated live album Hope at the Hideout. It stakes out surprising new territory for Staples by matching her with producer Jeff Tweedy, a fellow Chicagoan who also happens to lead Wilco, perhaps the most respected band working in America today.

http://pitchfork.com/news/39375-new-mavis-staples-written-by-wilcos-jeff-tweedy-you-are-not-alone/

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