Sparks/Reno, Nev. – Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples possesses one of the most recognizable and treasured voices in contemporary music. See Staples on Saturday, January 17, in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga's Nugget.
From her early days sharing lead vocals with her groundbreaking family group, The Staple Singers, to her powerful solo recordings, Staples is an inspirational force in modern popular culture and music. A 40-year-plus veteran of the music scene - a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and one of VH1's '100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll' - Staples (both with The Staple Singers and on her own) is responsible for blazing a rhythm & blues trail while never relinquishing her gospel roots.
Her voice has influenced artists from Bob Dylan to Prince (who dubbed her "the epitome of soul") and she has appeared with everyone from the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Bill Cosby, Presidents Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton, to Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Santana and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and has recorded with Bob Dylan, Los Lobos, Aretha Franklin, Marty Stuart and many others.
In her latest studio effort, Staples breathes new life and personal history into songs of the Civil Rights Movement with 2007’s We'll Never Turn Back, her debut for Anti- Records. The album combines raw, emotional, contemporized versions of some of the freedom songs that provided the soundtrack to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, along with other traditional songs, and new originals written by Staples and collaborator Ry Cooder.
Mavis Staples plays one night, Saturday, January 17, in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga's Nugget. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $32 and are available by calling (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting John Ascuaga’s Nugget online.
Dinner and show packages are available. “Do the Nugget Tonight!”