Twitter is for many things, including following some of your favorite musicians. Two of mine, Rosanne Cash and Kelly Hogan, have both expressed a similar sentiment in the last several weeks, which is that if Mavis Staples doesn’t win a Grammy today for You Are Not Alone, it will be a downright shame. I hope she does. The album has grown on me even more since my first review. While I’m not convinced of the value of the Grammy Awards for several reasons, she’s my pick for the Americana category.
Which might be a flimsy excuse to post some music, but whatever. Mavis Staples is magnificent, and I’m crossing my fingers and wishing her luck.