Mavis Staples and Elvin Bishop will both perform during the 47th Grammy Awards

Gospel/soul legend Mavis Staples, whose current Alligator CD HAVE A LITTLE FAITH is widely hailed as the best of her career, will perform with multiple Grammy nominee Kanye West, John Legend and The Blind Boys of Alabama. Staples, as a member of the legendary Staple Singers, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony on February 12. An announcement of the award will be made during the Grammy telecast. Staples is nominated for a Grammy Award for her duet with Dr. John on the song "Lay My Burden Down," from Dr. John's "N'awlinz Dis Dat Or D'udda." Mavis is also the featured artist performing “Hard Times Come Again No More” from the Grammy nominated album “Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs of Stephen Foster.”

Guitarist Elvin Bishop, who rose to fame with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band before embarking on a long and storied solo career, will perform during the Grammy tribute to Southern rock, along with Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers), members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Grammy nominees Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson. Bishop's latest Alligator CDs are THE SKIN I'M IN and the live THAT'S MY PARTNER!, recorded with Bishop's blues mentor Little Smokey Smothers.

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