10 Questions for Mavis Staples

Gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples on her hipster fan base, opening for Dr. King and that proposal from Dylan

Adam Amengual for TIME

After six decades in the music business, you've been adopted by hipsters, including Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. What's that like?
It feels great. I got one crowd I call the Tweedy bunch — these young, innocent faces lookin' at you like, What's she gonna bring? And I have all of the Staple Singers fans. And we still get the folk-artist crowd. So we're just all over the map.

In the title track on your new album, One True Vine, you sing about being "last in line." What do you mean by that?
I sang with my father [Roebuck "Pops" Staples]...

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