Mavis Staples at Minglewood Hall 

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The night after hosting one regional roots-music legend and groundbreaking female performer — rockabilly/honky-tonk queen Wanda Jackson (see page 24) — Minglewood Hall welcomes another in Mavis Staples, the onetime Stax stalwart, who, with her Staple Singers family band and solo, blended soul, gospel, and pop into some classic music during her heyday. An erratic recording artist in the '80s and '90s, Staples hooked up with roots-rehab specialist indie label Anti- a few years ago, crafting two well-received albums, 2007's We'll Never Turn Back and last year's You Are Not Alone, the latter produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. Staples will be joined this week by some old Stax compatriots and a newer generation of Memphis aces, who together form the R&B band the Bo-Keys. The outfit, led by bassist/producer Scott Bomar, is readying a new album, Got to Get Back, for release next month. Mavis Staples and the Bo-Keys play Minglewood Hall Friday, May 27th. Showtime is 8 p.m.

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