Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bettye LaVette Talking Old Soldiers


You must see this lady perform!!! She is currently touring here:-

8/31/2008 Big Muddy Blues Festival St. Louis MO
9/7/2008 Wachusett Mountain Blues Festival Wachusett MA
9/20/2008 Great Atlantic Blues and Beyond Festival Halifax NS CANADA
9/25/2008 Ho Chunk Casino and Convention Center Baraboo WI
9/28/2008 Bluebird Blues Festival Largo MD
10/4/2008 Roots, Blues and BBQ Festival Columbia MO
10/18/2008 Lake Eden Arts Festival - LEAF Black Mountain NC
11/14/2008 Lucerne Blues Festival Lucerne SWITZERLAND

Here's an interesting interview from back in 2006:

Ian Levine has several videos available on YouTube - this is the best:

Here are a couple of recent videos:


  1. Anonymous8:32 PM

    B. IS a force of nature!
    I still find it incredible that she took forty odd years to have the success she is now enjoying.

    Saw her first in '65 on T.V.

    We've sorta grown old together.
    Well, I'VE grown old.
    B. seems ageless.

    ian [Australia]

  2. Bettye LaVette: "Take Me As I Am":

    This is one I made of photos I took of her when she played London's Jazz Cafe earlier this year - as always Bettye & the band were fantastic.


  3. Hi Bryan

    Belated thanks for the photos link - I've posted up the link this AM