MAVIS STAPLES DELIVERS HER "MAGNUM OPUS"
WITH NEW ALBUM WE'LL NEVER TURN BACK
DATES CONFIRMED, INCLUDING BONNAROO
Critics are embracing Mavis Staples' new album We'll Never Turn Back (Anti- Records) - a collection of songs that were anthems to the civil rights movement, plus new compositions by Mavis and the album's producer, Ry Cooder - as the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's "magnum opus" (Ashley Kahn/WALL STREET JOURNAL), and "Staples' state of the union address" (Dave Hoekstra/CHICAGO SUN-TIMES).
Read on for some highlights, and catch Mavis on tour this summer, performing songs from We'll Never Turn Back. Her tour kicks off May 17 with a special performance in Boston as part of Mountain Stage's "Moving The Mountain" tour, and will include festival performances at Bonnaroo and the River to River series in NYC.
"As current as the Don Imus controversy... her music has the power to create change. You shall be moved." - Michael McCall, ASSOCIATED PRESS
"There are voices that never lose their resonance, and songs that never lose their relevance. Staples delivers both." - Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY
"Electrifying...raw and powerful." - VILLAGE VOICE
Mavis Staples tour dates available HERE.