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Mavis Staples
“Mavis Staples provides the comfort of a higher power”
Fri, May 20, 2022
Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples
Amy Helm

Part of Spring 2022
BAM is thrilled to welcome national treasure Mavis Staples, a once-in-a-generation artist hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace.” In a career lasting more than 70 years, her impact on music and culture has been profound. The documentary Summer of Soul—Questlove’s directorial debut and winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival—features Staples as vital to the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, also known as "Black Woodstock.” She is a Blues and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, civil rights icon, Grammy winner, and winner of a Lifetime Achievement National Arts Award. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, and sang in Barack Obama’s White House—and she has collaborated with everyone from Prince and Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire and Wilco, continuing to play festivals worldwide.

To record her third album, What the Flood Leaves Behind (2021), singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm returned home to Woodstock’s Levon Helm Studios. The daughter of singer-songwriter Libby Titus and Levon Helm, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of The Band, Amy began her musical career in the alt-country collective Ollabelle, later playing in her father's Midnight Ramble Band. On Flood, Amy worked with songwriter, arranger and producer Josh Kaufman—known for collaborations with Taylor Swift, Bob Weir, The National, and The War on Drugs—in evolving her harmony-laden blend of Americana, country, blues, and gospel.

Tue Jan 25
BAM Members & Patrons
Wed Jan 26
General Public


BAM Members receive 20% off through Apr 15. No promo code needed.

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. 

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Friday May 20, 2022
Performances no longer available.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Leadership support for programming in the Howard Gilman Opera House and off-site programs provided by:

Howard Gilman

Object of Sound
Hanif Abdurraqib interviews Mavis Staples
The BAM Guest Curator-at-Large welcomes Mavis Staples to his podcast Object of Sound to talk about her new album, why she won’t be retiring anytime soon, and the secrets behind the longevity of her career.
Mavis Staples
Amy Helm
“Helm’s music has “a vibrant spirituality that aims straight at your heart . . . introspective, reflective, and beautifully heartfelt”—American Songwriter
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