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Mavis Staples, Wilco, Billy Bragg and Woody Guthrie, by Ricky Polite

Mavis Staples is one of the very true American voices left. She sang with the Staples Singers and had many hits with that group. Mavis early on became the featured singer there given her unique sound. Her voice was low and passionate and the only one of its kind. Mavis is a national . . . → Read More: Mavis Staples, Wilco, Billy Bragg and Woody Guthrie, by Ricky Polite

Wilco, Nick Lowe & Mavis Staples Rehearse The Weight Backstage at Chicago’s Civic Opera House

Another all-star celebrity cover of The Weight. Thanks to David Handelman for this, who adds, “Take a load off your fanny.”

Bravo to Mavis Staples for her spunk and enthusiasm after all these years. Is Nick Lowe praying, shoegazing or reading the lyrics off an iPad? If he’s only reading lyrics off a piece . . . → Read More: Wilco, Nick Lowe & Mavis Staples Rehearse The Weight Backstage at Chicago’s Civic Opera House