Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette's playing the Lilac festival tomorrow. You should go.

My first exposure to her was the record "I've Got My Own Hell To Raise," which I bought sound unheard, based on the cool cover and the producing credit of Joe Henry. I knew immediately it was a major discovery. The glorious weather-beaten voice commanded attention, from the tenderest whisper to a full force gale.

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