Summer Stage Concert Series: Sweet Harmony Soul Featuring Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin and Amy Helm
Arvada , CO 80005
========================= $37.00 Lawn Seating
$54.00 Covered Reserved
$57.00 Covered Reserved Buy Tickets
Three legendary women of soul, R&B, rock and folk stop by the Arvada Center for a live concert in Denver.
Times and Pricing:
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Covered - $57 & $54
GA Lawn - $37
In the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater
There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America’s conscience, and even fewer who continue to make vital music. For six decades Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Alongside the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alter.
From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s ("Uncloudy Day"), to the engaged protest of the civil rights era ("Freedom Highway"), and then, amazingly, on pop radio in the 1970s with a series of chart hits (“I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself,” "Lets Do It Again")--through all these, Mavis carried on, her warm embrace of a voice the only constant.
" American Kid", Patty Griffin’s seventh album, is her first album of mainly new material since "Children Running Through" in 2007. In between, she made the Grammy Award-winning "Downtown Church" (2010), her version of classic gospel (though it featured three original songs). She also became a member of Band of Joy, the group in which leader Robert Plant and his cohorts meld British and American folk, rock and spiritual music.
"American Kid", much of which Griffin says “was written to honor my father,” returns to typical Patty Griffin territory, which is to say that it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them. Yet Griffin’s catalog is among the most unified in modern popular music, because her singing is as unmistakable and inimitable as her songwriting.
Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. Combined with her stunning vocal and other creative gifts, those roots have grown up to reveal a spellbinding artist who moves easily through a broad range of musical styles.
The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions. She is a gifted musician on both mandolin and drums, and has clearly absorbed the lessons of the many other accomplished artists with whom she has shared stages, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Osborne as well as other uniquely American performers like Dr. John and Hubert Sumlin.
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Program subject to change.