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Mavis Staples: One True Vine

Holly Gleason, Paste, 25 June 2013

"SOME HOLY GHOST KEEPS ME HANGING ON," Mavis Staples intones over and over a loosely strummed acoustic guitar, world-weary yet resolved on the opening track of One True Vine. The halting elegance of Low's 'Holy Ghost' offers faith as an invisible force that sustains in the moments of literal and metaphoric surrender.

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