Mavis Staples & Nick Lowe | March 13th
Mavis Staples & Nick Lowe
Sunday, March 13th | 7:00 PM
For the first time, musical giants Mavis Staples & Nick Lowe are touring together in a double-bill performance. They will perform on Sunday, March 13th in Helzberg Hall. Tickets range from $29-$79.
It’s no surprise that, after an impromptu performance at a show in 2011, the great Mavis Staples and Nick Lowe became fast friends. They had been long time admirers of each other’s work and each has carved a distinctive and unmistakable path in popular music. Sparked by this new friendship, Lowe wrote the very beautiful “Far Celestial Shore,” a track that appears on Staples’ 2013 album One True Vine
There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America’s conscience, and even fewer who continue to make vital music. For six decades, Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Alongside her family group, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alter.
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. Her previous album, the Tweedy produced You Are Not Alone, won the GRAMMY Award for Best Americana Album in 2011, adding a remarkable new chapter to an already historic career.
Nick Lowe has made his mark as songwriter with hits such as “Cruel To Be Kind” and “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding.” The savvy veteran producer has earned an indisputable reputation as the consummate musician’s musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal.
Starting with 1995′s The Impossible Bird through to 2011′s The Old Magic, Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of The New York Times to describe his live show as “elegant and nearly devastating.”
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