88.5, Carolyn Clark Powers, and The Soraya Present
Mavis Staples with Special Guest Son Little
Generously sponsored by Carolyn Clark Powers
"[Mavis Staples] blessed with a soul-stirring voice that deserves classification as a national treasure."
Mavis Staples has been named “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace.” The Grammy Award-winner has been inducted into both the Blues and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame. Staples brings her roof-raising performance to The Soraya, including songs from her twelfth studio album We Get By, a full-length collaboration with artist/producer Ben Harper. Staples’ powerhouse sound has thrilled audiences for over half a century.
STORY: Mavis Staples: A Message at The Soraya
Mavis Staples has a message. It has been there down through the decades, as she soared across musical styles and genres, collecting friends, fans and contemporaries all across the globe. Her message is about GOOD. The good in spirituality, in honesty, in faith and freedom. And the good in the struggle itself reaching for our better angels.