Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jeff Tweedy to Produce Mavis Staples Album

Soul legend Mavis Staples is currently working on a new album, and has enlisted the help of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy as her producer. According to Billboard, Tweedy and Staples are working together at Wilco's Chicago studio, the Wilco Loft. And they've recruited a couple of other high-wattage singers to join the sessions: Nora O'Connor and Kelly Hogan, who have worked with Neko Case. The album should come out on Anti- this year. If any one has seen The Last Waltz, and I recommend everyone watch it at least once, Mavis Staples & The Staples Singers join The Band on their classic "The Weight".

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