Gospel/soul music legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples owns the spotlight in this blissful and moving biography that covers her more than 60 years at the forefront of American music. From her Chicago beginnings with the Staples Singers, through the turbulent civil rights era, the soul-drenched seventies and right up to her recent Grammy-winning work, Mavis! lives up to its exclamation point. Intimate interviews and moments with Staples herself counter the sheer power of her live performances and the respect-laden testimony from the likes of Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt. Deep and wholly entertaining, Mavis! is pitch perfect.