Stars to pay tribute to Mavis Staples
Sep. 23, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) — Mavis Staples is getting the tribute treatment.
An all-star lineup of musicians including Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Taj Mahal, Eric Church, Michael McDonald, Patty Griffin and more will salute Staples during the I'll Take You There - Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples tribute concert Nov. 19 in Chicago.
Staples has had one of music's most powerful careers as a member of The Staple Singers and as a solo artist, connecting the gospel music of her upbringing to social issues and causes. Resulting soul music anthems like "I'll Take You There" helped define the civil rights era.
The 75-year-old singer also will perform during the tribute, which will be recorded for release later. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. EDT Monday through Ticketmaster and the Auditorium Theatre.