MAVIS!

The indominable, incomparable Mavis Staples took home her first-ever Grammy Award on Sunday night, when You Are Not Alone won the title of Best Americana Album. That album, produced by Jeff Tweedy, is an amazing, soul-stirring collection. So we hope we will be forgiven if we admit to a preference for the album that preceded it? Because, you know, it was recorded here!

Here’s a look back at what the world had to say about the amazing night in 2008 that she shook the rafters of the H/O to produce Live: Hope at the Hideout.

ETA: And here’s what people were saying Monday morning about her long-overdue Grammy nod.

NBC Chicago

Americana Music Examiner

The Orange County Register

Los Angeles Times

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