The Bowery Presents
Bob Dylan and His Band

Bob Dylan and His Band

Mavis Staples

Wed, November 8, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Nassau Coliseum

Uniondale, NY

$129.50, $89.50, $59.50

This event is all ages

Bob Dylan and His Band
Bob Dylan and His Band
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples
Soul/gospel legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and civil rights icon Mavis Staples will release her second collaboration with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, One True Vine, June 25 via Anti-. The follow-up to 2010's Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone, One True Vine finds Staples traversing darker terrain with stark, acoustic arrangements and the most honest, unvarnished vocal performances of her career. Featuring ten tracks - including new compositions written specifically for Staples by Tweedy and Nick Lowe along with covers ranging from Funkadelic to Lowe - the record is the most personal and emotional statement from the "American treasure" (Chicago Tribune) yet.
Recorded at The Loft, Wilco's studio in Chicago, the album features Jeff Tweedy on nearly every instrument except drums, which were played by Tweedy's 17-year-old son Spencer. From album opener "Holy Ghost," written by Low's Alan Sparhawk, to the new Tweedy composition "Jesus Wept," the gravity in Staples' voice is transfixing, heavy with burdens but blessed with the promise of true redemption that shines through on Nick Lowe's deft and driving "Far Celestial Shore," Funkadelic's "Can You Get To That," and Pops Staples' uplifting "I Like The Things About Me."
Staples' last collaboration with Tweedy, You Are Not Alone, earned her the highest Billboard chart debut of her 50+ year career, her first Grammy award, and universal critical acclaim. NPR enthused, "she could move a listener to tears," while People Magazine said she "provides the comfort of a higher power." Mavis performed at the Kennedy Center Honors, took the stage at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's massive televised "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," and performed at the NAACP Image Awards and 2011 VH1 Divas broadcast. She also provided one of the most indelible moments of the 2013 Grammy telecast with a moving tribute to Levon Helm alongside Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Brittany Howard (The Alabama Shakes), T Bone Burnett, and Zac Brown.
Venue Information:
Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY, 11553
http://nassaucoliseum.com/