KJAZZ 88.1 Presents THE HOLLYWOOD BLUES BASH
Updated: 4/3/2018 20:03
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7pm
The KJazz Hollywood Blues Bash is back on Saturday, September 22nd at 7pm at the Ford Theatres, featuring the GRAMMY®-award winning Mavis Staples, James Harman Band, and Alex Nester.
At the beginning of her eighth decade of singing truth, Mavis Staples has delivered If All I Was Was Black (ANTI- Records), ten songs about America today, where the present is filled with ghosts of the past. If All I Was Was Black represents Mavis' third collaboration with songwriter and producer (and Wilco frontman) Jeff Tweedy. Their first partnership in 2010, You Are Not Alone, won a Grammy Award for Best Americana album. But If All I Was Was Black marks the first time Tweedy has composed an entire album of original songs for Mavis' legendary voice and a nation she's uniquely poised to address.
In an industry saturated with fly-by-night singles, auto-tune madness, and packaged artist-development, Alex refuses to conform and instead brings back the musicians to the art of music-making. Her music can only be described as a Hell-hath-no-fury collection of original music chronicling her trials and letdowns with the state of music business today. But the industry is not the only factor surrounding the creation of this musical tour-de-force.
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