Bettye LaVette (Album Release) - 4/6 [Also Available: Meet & Greet!]Friday, April 06 2018 6:00 pm Doors / 8:00 pm Start / Ends 10:00 pm (Estimated End Time)
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at City Winery New York City
Our VIP seats offer the best option for couples and pairs to enjoy a bit more space than other sections and are located in an elevated section behind the House Left Premier (floor) section. This section features low, four-seat tables and eight seat high tops with barstool seating.
Our Premier section offers tables of four, six and eight seat banquets on the main floor with a full view of the stage
Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is not a song writer, nor is she a "cover"
artist. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Her gift is being able to take a
song, whether well known or obscure, from any genre and making it completely
her own. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Willie
Nelson, and Bruce Springsteen are just a few of the artists who have had their
work re-imagined by Bettye.
Now, in her 55th year in show business, she has been signed to Verve Records,
and has recorded an album of all Bob Dylan songs. Things Have Changed is a
masterpiece of interpretation of the songs of one of the greatest songwriters alive,
by one of the greatest soul singers alive. Bettye has recorded Dylan songs in the
past, but this is the first time that she has devoted an entire album to one writer.
She will be performing the album in its entirety, along with other songs from
throughout her career.
Her career began in 1962, at the age of 16, in Detroit, Michigan. Her first single
"My Man - He’s a Loving Man", was released on Atlantic Records. She recorded
for numerous major labels, including Atco, Epic, and Motown, over the course of
the 1960s through the 1980s.
The 2000's started what she calls her "Fifth Career". Her CD, A Woman Like Me,
won the W.C. Handy Award in 2004 for Comeback Blues Album of the Year. She
was also given a prestigous Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation.
She has received Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues
Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist. She recorded 4 CDs for hipster indie
label ANTI- Records over the course of 8 years, 2 of which received Grammy
nominations. Her 2015 CD, Worthy, was also nominated for a Grammy.
Although still not a household name, fans, critics and artists have nothing but high
praise for her live show and her interpretive vocal skill. Now 72 years old, she is
still performing with the ferocity of a woman half her age. She is one of very few of
her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 60s
and is still creating vital recordings today.