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Throwback Thursday: Mavis Staples

Throwback Thursday: Mavis Staples

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Mavis Staples in honor of her new album, One True Vine. Mavis Staples was born July 10, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began her music career with her family group, The Staple Singers, in 1950. The Staple Singers consisted of Mavis, her […]

New Releases Tuesday: June 25th

New Releases Tuesday: June 25th

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week BOOKER T. JONES, SOUND THE ALARM This is the 10th album for four-time Grammy Award winner Booker T. Jones. Sound The Alarm showcases […]

Mavis Staples at Non Comm

Mavis Staples at Non Comm

Mavis Staples is a true veteran of Gospel and Soul, having been singing professionally for over 60 years. Her career began in 1950 as part of the Staples Singers with her father, Roebuck “Pops” Staples, and her three siblings. In the mid-1960s this family band played a vital role in giving voice to the civil […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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