Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples

This double bill is on the final leg of Bonnie Raitt's world tour supporting Slipstream, which won this year's Grammy for Best Americana Album. Raitt (pictured) is in prime form on Slipstream, with both her trademark slide guitar and soulful vocals especially nuanced and expressive, rummaging as always among blues, pop, rock, reggae, and R&B. The always marvelous Mavis Staples, a gospel and soul powerhouse going back to her days with her family band the Staple Singers, is riding high herself. One True Vine, her second project with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, was released in June.
Wed., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2013

 
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