Ready to be inspired this winter season? Mavis Staples brings her powerful and inspiring vocals to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Jan 11, 2020 at 7:30pm at Olympia’s own Washington Center Main Stage.
Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” soul/gospel legend, Mavis Staples continues to be a vocal sensation of the highest order. Since her start with The Staples Singers (“I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself”), Mavis has blazed her own trail and her voice has only gained texture and power over the years.
Staples is a once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s recognized as a Blues Hall of Famer, Grammy Award winner, a chart-topping soul/gospel/R&B pioneer, a National Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient and a Kennedy Center honoree.
Staples has collaborated with everyone from Prince and Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire and Hozier. Her talent has blown away countless festival goers from Newport Folk and Glastonbury to Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, Staples wowed fans when she performed with The Band at The Last Waltz, and graced the airwaves on Fallon, Colbert, Ellen, Austin City Limits, Jools Holland and the Grammys.
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