Mavis Staples, Lamont Landers Band
Saturday February 11, 2023 08:00 PM EST
CL Critic Hal Horowtiz Recommends: Living legends don’t come any more iconic than gospel/soul veteran Staples. She has been active since the late ‘50s but now, at 83, her voice remains as powerful as her oversized personality and sheer joy of performing. Better yet, she’s still releasing new music — see 2019’s Ben Harper produced We Get By — that’s rooted in her spiritually and socio-politically motivated past. — HH
From the venue:Mavis Staples is a living legend. In a career spanning longer than Queen Elizabeth’s reign, this once-in-a-generation artist is a Kennedy Center Honoree, Blues, Gospel and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, three-time GRAMMY Award Winner and Lifetime Achievement recipient from both The Recording Academy and National Arts Awards. A civil rights icon, Staples marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and sang at The White House for President Barack Obama. Audiences will savor her chart-topping soul, gospel and R&B classics with YouTube sensation Lamont Landers opening.
At Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University