Review of Mavis Staples – One True Vine (Anti-)

Mavis StaplesIn the world of Gospel music, the Staples family name is pretty much legendary. One True Vine, the latest album from Mavis, the eldest Staple singer mines much of the same territory that her fantastic 2010 album You Are Not Alone did. With Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy in the producer’s chair once again, Staples delivers a reserved and low-key musical statement but one that is truly compelling to listen to. A collection of covers, traditional and Tweedy-penned originals, Staples’ vocals are uplifting, passionate and sung with incredible sincerity.

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