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Bettye LaVette at the Spire Center (Plymouth)

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bettye LaVette was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the great soul interpreters of her generation”. George Jones said “Bettye is truly a singer’s singer”.
Her career began in 1962, at 16 years old, in Detroit, Michigan. Her first single, My Man-He’s A Lovin’ Man, was on Atlantic Records. Throughout the 60s and 70s, she recorded for several major labels. She also appeared in the Broadway Musical Bubbling Brown Sugar alongside Honi Coles and Cab Calloway.
According to Steve Jordan, who produced her last three albums: “When Bettye gets a hold of a song, it becomes her song. It’s like she wrote it. She’s a great messenger, a communicator, an interpreter. Bettye LaVette is like a combination of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis.”
Now, at 78 years old and in her 62nd year in show business, she is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 1960s and is still creating vital recordings today.
She and her full band will be performing songs from her latest albums and some older favorites as well. Purchase Tickets Here.

Event calendar courtesy of See Plymouth.