From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. WBAI will be in Spring Fund Drive mode. Which means that producers (like me) will be asking for tax-deductible financial support so that you (the listener) can continue to enjoy WBAI’s programming (like From the Soundboard). On May 1 @ 3 am, I focus on the artist who’s one of the headliners for the upcoming 50th Great Hudson River Clearwater Revival. She is Mavis Staples.
There is no mistaking the deep grainy contralto of national treasure Mavis Staples. Whether it’s a 1950s side with the Staple Singers, or a solo cut recorded over half-a-century later, Mavis’ voice is instantly identifiable, likely to lift the spirit and inspire anyone within earshot. [Andy Kellman – All Music Guide]
Wednesday May 29, 2019
3:00 am - 5:00 am
, From the Soundboard - Mavis Staples, From the Soundboard - Pete Seeger, WBAI 99.5 FM New York