Mavis Staples & Hozier at Electric Picnic Festival

Hozier made a brief appearance during Mavis Staples’ set at Electric Picnic on Saturday.

In a few days, on 6 September, Hozier will be releasing his 4-song EP, Nina Cried Power, which features Mavis Staples on the title track.

At Electric Picnic, the pair opted instead to sing The Weight, by The Band.

EDIT: This clip was added after this post was published.

(The Leinster Express has posted an almost full-length video with some dodgy audio that, sadly, is not embeddable here. Go check it out. But come back because we have lots more to share about it, below. We’ll wait…)

(Back? Brilliant. Gwan with your sweet selves.)


The Irish Times review of Mavis Staples set, describes her well:

Chicago blues singer, gospel singer, civil-rights activist and all-round music legend, Staples is heading for 80, but you wouldn’t know it to see her on stage. “I’ve got people who love me,” she sings in a deep, mellow voice dripping with life and experience. Listening is like being washed over by whiskey, or hot chocolate, depending on your fancy.

The Independent quoted Mavis on stage:

I’ve been touched by an angel – a king,” said the American gospel star as Hozier left the stage. “I’m gonna take him away, Hozier give it up!”

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  1. Just brilliant to be seeing and hearing Andrew again. Of course have not stopped listening tho his music, but missed seeing him
    Great to be hearing from u, HG!

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