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Mavis Staples Confirms New Album Produced By Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, 'One True Vine,' Out June 25
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Mavis Staples Confirms New Album Produced By Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, 'One True Vine,' Out June 25

Hear "Can You Get To That" via Pitchfork here: http://shorefi.re/16IiDJq

Soul/gospel legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and civil rights icon Mavis Staples will release her second collaboration with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, 'One True Vine,' June 25 via Anti-. The follow-up to 2010's Grammy-winning 'You Are Not Alone,' 'One True Vine' finds Staples traversing darker terrain with stark, acoustic arrangements and the most honest, unvarnished vocal performances of her career. Featuring ten tracks—including new compositions written specifically for Staples by Tweedy and Nick Lowe along with covers ranging from Funkadelic to Low—the record is the most personal and emotional statement from the "American treasure" (Chicago Tribune) yet. Check out the Pitchfork premiere of "Can You Get To That" here: http://shorefi.re/16IiDJq

Recorded at The Loft, Wilco's studio in Chicago, the album features Jeff Tweedy on nearly every instrument except drums, which were played by Tweedy's 17-year-old son Spencer. From album opener "Holy Ghost," written by Low's Alan Sparhawk, to the new Tweedy composition "Jesus Wept," the gravity in Staples' voice is transfixing, heavy with burdens but blessed with the promise of true redemption that shines through on Nick Lowe's deft and driving "Far Celestial Shore," Funkadelic's "Can You Get To That," and Pops Staples' uplifting "I Like The Things About Me."

Staples' last collaboration with Tweedy, 'You Are Not Alone,' earned her the highest Billboard chart debut of her 50+ year career, her first Grammy award, and universal critical acclaim. NPR enthused, "she could move a listener to tears," while People Magazine said she "provides the comfort of a higher power." Mavis performed at the Kennedy Center Honors, took the stage at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's massive televised "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," and performed at the NAACP Image Awards and 2011 VH1 Divas broadcast. She also provided one of the most indelible moments of the 2013 Grammy telecast with a moving tribute to Levon Helm alongside Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Brittany Howard (The Alabama Shakes), T Bone Burnett, and Zac Brown.

Stay tuned for tour dates.

'One True Vine' Tracklisting: Holy Ghost Every Step Can You Get to That Jesus Wept Far Celestial Shore What Are They Doing in Heaven Today Sow Good Seeds I Like the Things About Me Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus) One True Vine

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