An NPR Music profile of the gospel sister act known as Mary Mary sent me searching for an opportunity to bring them to Café Mouffe. Along the way I found their performance of Higher Ground honoring Stevie Wonder at the White House last February. I couldn’t find clips then, but they’re out there in the universe now, and I can’t pass them up. The President’s testimonial to Stevie, and his acceptance of the Gershwin Award, are moving expressions of the best in American culture.
And who knew so many White House politicos could get down like that on Superstitious? I think some of them were passing a joint. Everybody scream!
Encore: Mary Mary deserve a Mouffe of their own. Check out their NPR Music profile. It isn’t my grandma’s gospel music, but I’d like to believe that she would believe the witness given in I Worship You.
Café Mouffe opens on Fridays. Please drop by for a listen and a chat. Sometimes the embedded videos don’t work here due to bandwidth constraints, but you’ll always find links to video sources in the notes. Try them. If you’re curious about the Mouffe, here’s the original idea behind it’s creation.