REVIEW: Mavis Staples

The inimitable Mavis Staples opens her latest spirited (and spirit-filled) album Livin’ on a High Note with an ode to the gathered talent around her. On this album, it’s quite a list. M. Ward sits at the helm of this special album of songs written explicitly for the legendary singer by a group that includes Neko Case, Nick Cave, tUnE-yArDs, Justin Vernon, Ben Harper, Benjamin Booker, The Head and the Heart, and many more.

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