Mavis Staples and Chris Robinson (from The Black Crowes) are both tapped as the headliners for a just-announced benefit concert on November 1st for Tulane University in New Orleans.
The Tipping Point Benefit Concert is meant to bring together alumni and students and re-connect with the sounds and vibes of New Orleans during Tulane’s homecoming weekend. The lineup is pretty strong, too.
Staples and Robinson will be joined by on the bill by Larkin Poe, Amy Helm, Anders Osborne, Jimmy Vivino and Tash Neal. With comedian Jeff Garlin as emcee, the show will feature an all-star New Orleans house band, directed by Eric Krasno and featuring Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr, Tony Hall, Raymond Webber and Mark Mullins and The Levee Horns.