You might not be familiar with The Staples Singers, but you’re bound to be familiar with their music–the Grammy award winning gospel R&B family band featured patriarch Pops Staples and his children, Cleotha, Pervis, and Mavis (their sister, Yvonne, joined the ensemble when their brother, Pervis, was drafted into the U.S. Army). They are best known for their 1970s hits “Respect Yourself”, “I’ll Take You There”, “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)”, and “Let’s Do It Again”; Mavis Staples has collaborated with everyone from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to Prince, and is still wowing crowds all over the world with her powerful presence and incomparable voice.
Los Angeles-based roots collective The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers recently released a tribute to The Staples Singers called Hammer and Nail, putting their own signature gospelcana spin on three Staples Singers classics:
You can see The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers on The High Watt stage in Nashville on Tuesday, June 21st, so don’t miss the chance to witness their greatness in person!
Purchase Hammer and Nail: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hammer-nail-tribute-to-staple/id1119347766
For more information about the show: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590553854605085/
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Jun 25 Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, New York, NY
Jul 06 SPACE, Evanston, IL
Jul 07 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Jul 08 Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, Canada
Jul 14 Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
Jul 15 Alleged, Ogden, UT
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Oct 28-Oct 30 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, New Orleans, LA