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One True Vine Tracklisting:
Holy Ghost
Every Step
Can You Get to That
Jesus Wept
Far Celestial Shore
What Are They Doing in Heaven Today
Sow Good Seeds
I Like the Things About Me
Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)
One True Vine
June 25, 2013

Mavis Staples Confirms New Album Produced By Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, 'One True Vine,' Out June 25 via Anti-

Follow Up To 2010's Grammy-Winning 'You Are Not Alone' Features New Compositions By Tweedy and Nick Lowe, Plus Covers of Lowe, Funkadelic, and More

Soul/gospel legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and civil rights icon Mavis Staples will release her second collaboration with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, One True Vine, June 25 via Anti-. The follow-up to 2010's Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone, One True Vine finds Staples traversing darker terrain with stark, acoustic arrangements and the most honest, unvarnished vocal performances of her career. Featuring ten tracks - including new compositions written specifically for Staples by Tweedy and Nick Lowe along with covers ranging from Funkadelic to Lowe - the record is the most personal and emotional statement from the "American treasure" (Chicago Tribune) yet.

Recorded at The Loft, Wilco's studio in Chicago, the album features Jeff Tweedy on nearly every instrument except drums, which were played by Tweedy's 17-year-old son Spencer. From album opener "Holy Ghost," written by Low's Alan Sparhawk, to the new Tweedy composition "Jesus Wept," the gravity in Staples' voice is transfixing, heavy with burdens but blessed with the promise of true redemption that shines through on Nick Lowe's deft and driving "Far Celestial Shore," Funkadelic's "Can You Get To That," and Pops Staples' uplifting "I Like The Things About Me."

Staples' last collaboration with Tweedy, You Are Not Alone, earned her the highest Billboard chart debut of her 50+ year career, her first Grammy award, and universal critical acclaim. NPR enthused, "she could move a listener to tears," while People Magazine said she "provides the comfort of a higher power." Mavis performed at the Kennedy Center Honors, took the stage at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's massive televised "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," and performed at the NAACP Image Awards and 2011 VH1 Divas broadcast. She also provided one of the most indelible moments of the 2013 Grammy telecast with a moving tribute to Levon Helm alongside Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Brittany Howard (The Alabama Shakes), T Bone Burnett, and Zac Brown.

One True Vine - Press Quotes

"One True Vine shows there isn't much the ex-Staple Singer can't make gorgeous and lived-in."
- Rolling Stone

"It's not just Ms. Staples's rough, smoky voice and sense of phrasing that make her music so distinctive. Her choice of uplifting material also plays an important part in defining her style."
- The New York Times

"With One True Vine, Mavis Staples reprises the collaboration with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy that created 2010's hugely successful You Are Not Alone, with even more spectacular results."
- The Independent UK

"Mavis Staples has recorded one of the best records of the year"
- Aftonbladet on Sunday (Sweden)

"Mavis is the embodiment of faith-driven dignity"
- Evening Standard

"[One True Vine] put[s] the iconic singer in an effective new framework, turning a legendary, distinctive voice into moody, contemporary roots music."
- NPR Music

"The album finds Staples delving deep into her rich history like on the track, 'I Like The Things About Me,' a song she used to perform with the Staple Singers "
- Time

"The legendary Mavis Staples' passion for transcendence comes across as an unwavering creed. … Staples doesn't show any signs of slowing down, and this pairing of artist and producer once again uplifts and delivers."
- Relix

"Mavis Staples will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest gospel singers of all time. … From traditional gospel music to protest songs that underscored some of the decade's most dramatic social changes, to the self-empowerment anthems and soulful love tunes of more recent years, she proves to be a gospel legend."
- The Current

"[O]n 'Jesus Wept' … Mavis delivers it with a beautiful subtlety that makes it amongst her best ever interpretations"
- Rhythms

"Mavis Staples remains one of American music's national treasures, with a smoldering voice that's as compelling today as it was 40 years ago."
- Paste

"After decades in the music industry, she still sounds invigorated and ecstatic, unburdened by cynicism or disappointment."
- Pitchfork

"Staples provides the comfort of a higher power."
- People Magazine