Mavis Staples and Joe Henry, with a special appearance by Amy Helm

With terrible downpours all day and a slight delay, Mavis Staples and Joe Henry wowed the crowd at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Series at Damrosch Park tonight. It was a great enthusiastic crowd and just like New Yorkers, they were not going to let the threat of rain keep them home. The concert went off with out a hitch and had everyone up on their feet dancing the night away.

Joe Henry started the evening and brought out special guest Amy Helm to close his set.

If you haven’t seen with Joe Henry or Mavis Staples live, you are missing a wonderful evening of music.


Words and photographs by Debra L. Rothenberg