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.Bob Dylan, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, MusicNotes, The Beacon Theater, The Tower Theater, WIlco, xpn morning show, XPN MusicNotes, XPN MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show