Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek of the upcoming show. This week, it’s the second installment of our program all about Bob Dylan. Here’s host Nick Spitzer with Mavis Staples, on American Routes.
NS: Bob Dylan admired the civil rights songs of the Staples singers, and would hear them on tour in the early 60s. Mavis Staples remembers when her father, Pops, heard Dylan for the first time, and how Dylan’s protest lyrics influenced their family in return.