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Published: 2002/11/18

Mavis Staples Sits in with Widespread Panic

Vocalist Mavis Staples took the stage with Widespread Panic Saturday at Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, TN. Staples (The Staples Sisters) added vocals to the first song of the second set, Hope in a Hopeless World.
The Staples Sisters repertoire includes a 1967 cover of Buffalo Springfield’s For What Its Worth. The band also appeared on the 1996 compilation album Rhythm Country & Blues, which featured artists such as Al Green, Lyle Lovett, Patti LaBelle and Chet Atkins.
Widespread plays next on December 30 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. For details, visit

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