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Mavis Staples - FUV Live - 2013

Mavis Staples in Studio A (photo by Deirdre Hynes/WFUV)

Mavis Staples in Studio A (photo by Deirdre Hynes/WFUV)

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[July 2017 update: Hear this session again on The Whole Wide World with Rita Houston, Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. EDT as we celebrate Mavis as one of our FUV Essentials.]

Ahead of the release of her brand new album One True Vine, soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples stopped by Studio A to share some of the new songs with us.

I talked with Mavis about working again with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy as producer of the new record, and she also shared some wonderful stories from the past, like what it was like to work with The Band on The Last Waltz.

Check out the videos of the amazing in-studio performances here as well. 

[recorded: 5/22/13]

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