Jeff Tweedy to Produce Mavis Staples’ Next Album
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has produced Mavis Staples’ latest studio album, One True Vine, which is due out on June 25 via Anti-. The follow-up to 2010’s Grammy-winning, Tweedy-produced You Are Not Alone, One True Vine finds Staples “traversing darker terrain with stark, acoustic arrangements and the most honest, unvarnished vocal performances of her career.”
The album features 10 tracks—including new compositions written specifically for Staples by Tweedy and Nick Lowe—along with covers ranging from Funkadelic to Low.
Recorded at The Loft, Wilco’s studio in Chicago, the album features Tweedy on nearly every instrument except drums, which were provided by Tweedy’s 17-year-old son Spencer. The album also includes opener “Holy Ghost,” written by Low’s Alan Sparhawk, the new Tweedy composition “Jesus Wept,” Lowe’s “Celestial Shores,” Funkadelic’s “Can You Get To That,” and Pops Staples’ uplifting “I Like The Things About Me.”
Staples will tour behind the project this summer. As previously reported, Tweedy is also producing White Denim’s next studio record.
Here’s a look at the album’s tracks
Can You Get to That
Far Celestial Shores
What Are They Doing in Heaven Today
Sow Good Seeds
I Like the Things About Me
Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)
One True Vine