Mavis Staples Announces Politically Charged New Album

Mavis Staples Announces Politically Charged New Album

Back in the day, the Staple Singers were a hit. Mavis Staples, the 78 year old solo artist who specialized in blues and gospel, has announced a new album that is named If All I Was Was Black and includes 10 new songs. Her collaborator on this is Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, a name often associated with Staples since their Grammy Award for 2010’s You Are Not Alone as Best Americana Album, who has both written the songs and produced the album.