Greg Kot: I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
Greg Kot

St. Louis County Library - Headquarters

Critically acclaimed biographer and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot presents the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples--lead singer of the Staples Singers. Fusing gospel, folk, and rock to transcend racism and oppression through song, Staples' message-oriented soul music became a sound track to the civil rights movement. Featuring intimate stories from Staples' sixty year career, Kot's fascinating biography illuminates a legendary singer during a historic period of change in America.

Read an NPR review of I'll Take You There here

Event address: 
St. Louis County Library - Headquarters
1640 S. Lindbergh
63131 Saint Louis