Xavier Rudd Covers Mavis Staples

How am I supposed to survive when one of my favorite artists covers the song of one of the greatest singers of all time? I’d already fallen a little in love with Xavier Rudd after so many brilliant albums of his own (Dark Shades of Blue was my #2 fave of ’08). Now Rudd has covered “My Own Eyes” from Mavis Staples’ We’ll Never Turn Back (my #1 of 2007), changing the lyrics to fit his own experiences. You can hear the live cover at Xavier’s MySpace.