Bonnie Raitt was just one of many iconic artists who honored Mavis Staples at ‘Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration.’
The special will see a CD/DVD release via Blackbird Presents Records on June 2nd, but today you can watch Raitt join Mavis Staples for a performance of Civil Rights anthem, “Turn Me Around.” American Songwriter praised Raitt’s “blistering guitar licks,” while admiring Staples’ “singular brand of dynamic, uplifting soul.”
Check out the video here:
‘Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration’ featured performances from Eric Church, Greg Allman, Jeff Tweedy, Win Butler, and Mavis herself, among many others. It will be Blackbird Presents’ first release on their own record label.
For more information on the new album and Blackbird Presents, visit their website at blackbirdpresents.com.