Bettye LaVette: NYC Residency

R&B LEGEND BETTYE LAVETTE COMES TO THE CARLYLE IN MANHATTAN
FOR AN EXCLUSIVE AND INTIMATE NINE-NIGHT RESIDENCY WITH HER BAND

"The High Priestess of R&B," as Bettye LaVette has been dubbed by the Huffington Post, is bringing her soul-shattering show to The Carlyle Hotel for a residency from May 24 to June 3, with performances Tuesday through Saturday, the first week and Tuesday through Friday, the second.

Cited as "the last great vernacular black singer" by The New Yorker, Bettye has been honing her skills since her first single was released at the tender age of 16 in 1962. Yet it wasn't until four decades later when she was signed to Anti- in 2004 that Bettye began to garner a wide audience. Before that, she seemed to be the best kept secret in the world of rhythm & blues. With the release of My Own Hell to Raise in 2005 and the follow up, Scene of the Crime out in 2007, public awareness of Bettye began to grow. As a result, she was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. Hers was such a riveting performance the producers of the show proceeded to ask Bettye to sing at President Obama's Inaugural Celebration in front of the world. Last year, she released Interpretations: the British Rock Songbook, where she covered classic tracks by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and others. Check out a clip of Bettye covering The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors

Bettye LaVette at The Carlyle
05/24/11 Tue Cafe Carlyle New York, NY
05/25/11 Wed Cafe Carlyle New York, NY
05/26/11 Thu Cafe Carlyle New York, NY
05/27/11 Fri Cafe Carlyle New York, NY
05/28/11 Sat Cafe Carlyle New York, NY
05/31/11 Tue Cafe Carlyle New York, NY
06/01/11 Wed Cafe Carlyle New York, NY
06/02/11 Thu Cafe Carlyle New York, NY
06/03/11 Fri Cafe Carlyle New York, NY

Bettye LaVette Tour Dates :: Bettye LaVette News

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[Published on: 4/28/11]

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