Mavis Mavis Mavis!

Posted 05/02/07

So our first "official" gig with Mavis Staples was a low key affair for our friends and family...kind of a work out the kinks type of thing...a little live rehearsal...ON NATIONAL TV! What a trip! But it came out great. Once we got used to the practically sub-zero studio temperature (the back of my guitar neck was wet from the blasting air conditioners) we settled into a groove and Mavis led us like the living legend she is. When you do these TV shows they go by incredibly fast, the playing anyway. The downtime in-between rehearsal and the actual taping lasts a lifetime, but by the time you're playing it seems like it lasts about 20 seconds. Very unnatural. But the reaction has been incredibly positive and we're looking forward to the summer with Mavis...