In addition to the Grammy nomination for Mavis Staples' "You Are Not Alone," the album (featuring RHB) was also selected on both MOJO Magazine and NPR's year end best of 2010 Top 50 lists. Yeah!
Greg Kot in the Chicago Tribune September 20, 2010â€¦
Big news...Mavis Staples album "You Are Not Alone" (Anti) nominated for a Grammy!
Nominated in the Best Americana Album category, alongside Roseann Cash, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson and Robert Plant, this is Mavis' (and RHB's) second straight Grammy nomination (Live: Hope at the Hideout was nominated last year).
Right on right on!
NPR's Bob Bolien wrote a stellar review of the new Mavis Staples CD You Are Not Alone for npr.org. Here's a snippet:
"...the band is crucial, discerning and supportive. Rick Holmstrom is her soulful guitarist -- Staples called him 'Pops Jr.' when they performed a Tiny Desk Concert this summer..."
To see the entire review go to:
Mavis Staples (w/ RHB along for the ride) played Lollapalooza August 6, 2010 in Chicago. Many reviews of the show said Mavis stole the show from headliner Lady Gaga...well, duh! Jeff Tweedy also sat in on a couple of songs with his old Gibson acoustic, which was extra fun as both are Chicagoan's. There are clips galore on youTube...for enthusiasts only!