Yola on the magnificence of Mavis Staples and finding acceptance

Yola on the magnificence of Mavis Staples and finding acceptance

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Radio Milwaukee’s new video series Yours Truly brings you up-close portraits of artists reflecting on their creative journey. On this week’s episode, we were honored to feature English roots and soul singer Yola, who released her stunning new album “Walk Through Fire” this year on Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label. We’ve had her single “Love All Night (Work All Day)” on regular rotation here at Radio Milwaukee.

In this intimate conversation, Yola recalls her airport encounter with her hero Mavis Staples, discusses the importance of creating an environment that allows you to self-actualize and wonders how Martin Luther King Jr. kicked it in his downtown.

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