XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Mavis Staples’ new song “Build A Bridge” featuring Jeff Tweedy

Mavis Staples | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Soul singing legend Mavis Staples is still going strong at age 78 and has just released a new song called “Build A Bridge” from her soon to be released new album If All I Was Was Black, which she recorded with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

If All I Was Was Black comes out on November 17th and Mavis has a bunch of performances opening for Bob Dylan throughout November including two shows at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby this Saturday and Sunday, November 11th and 12th; more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. She’ll finish out the month with a couple of solo concerts, including a five-night stand at the Beacon Theater in New York City.

Read more about the song “Build A Bridge” at Rolling Stone and listen to it below.

Watch some videos of Mavis Staples performing with Jeff Tweedy below.

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