(Universität Bonn | 1.5.2016)


She possesses one of the most expressive and emotional voices in Soul, and her current CD Worthy marks a new beginning for her. Two-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, jazz or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric. She makes her audience feel whatever she is singing about, often leaving grown men in tears. At her concert in Bonn, she will present excerpts from her newest album, Worthy, including songs from The Beatles (“Wait”), the Rolling Stones (“Complicated”), and Bob Dylan (“Unbelievable”). Backed by a band of consummate musicians, Bettye discovers something fresh and deeply personal in every song she sings.


Bettye LaVette – vocals

Darryl Pierce – drums

James Simonson – bass

Alan Hill – keyboards

Brett Lucas – guitar


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